This article is primarily intended for people who have children. This article displays the ongoing battle that parents are going through to fight child obesity with advertisers promoting unhealthy drinks and foods to children through online games, Facebook, and television ads, although, programs that are mostly watched by children; advertisers are banned from promoting unhealthy foods and drinks. But, the author states that health experts want
Although junk food may be a good way to increase school income, schools should avoid selling it to students because it’s unhealthy, linked to childhood obesity, and unnecessary sugars can cause hyperactivity. Junk food is very unhealthy and can cause health issues. An article posted by the American Heart Association states that “A diet high in saturated and trans fats raises blood cholesterol — a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and too much fat and sugar can lead to
By never being born, crime rated dropped. However, this option is not utilitarian. This is shown when Levitt and Dubner write “Even for someone who considers a fetus to be worth only one one-hundredth of a human being, the trade-off between higher abortion and lower crime is, by an economist’s reckoning, terribly inefficient” (144). The loss of those fetuses greatly outweighs benefits of lower crime rates making it a non-utilitarian answer to crime. In their book, Levitt and Dubner take a utilitarian tone while discussing topics of increased police numbers, gun restriction, the legalization of abortion and the role they play in reducing crime rates in the 1990’s.
No one has the right to punish anybody for eating sugar. The problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored. For the reason, Robert H. Lustig writes “The toxic truth about sugar” for people who do not know negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption. Purpose/Genre: The goal Robert H. Lustig seems to be attempting to attain in this article is to shed light on the fact that let people know the negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption.
Is making school lunches healthier really worth it? Is the money and kids going to be a problem? In twenty-ten an act was passed to help children eat healthier in school lunches. Schools are taking out foods that do not meet the calorie standard (two-hundred calories) because the obesity rate has skyrocketed since the eighties. But this act is actually causing more problems than everyone thought.
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Child obesity is rapidly growing. Obesity is not only a problem in itself, but it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Children as young as 5 years of age can have diabetes, or a deadly disease. The risk of having an obese child, is at all time high; J Nat, the lead researcher at Science, Biology Medical school says” 22 million children under the age of 5 are obese, and one in ten children is overweight.” (1). Parents should attack this issue by controlling how much their child consumes, making sure the child(ern) exercises.
Schools around the nation ban soda and candy from their campus while other schools allow their students to have candy and soda. Some schools say it’s too unhealthy for their students so they provide just the school food because it’s healthy and nutritious. Other schools do allow their students to drink soda and candy because their students often crave different things instead of just school food. Through my perspectives I say we should not ban soda and candy. I say we shouldn’t ban soda and candy because us students do crave it.
This will explain why chocolate milk should stay in schools. According to Nutrition in Disguise, chocolate milk only makes up 3% of a child's daily sugar intake. In addition, it has many nutrients such as Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, and niacin. Also chocolate milk has less added sugar compared to other beverages that kids consume that aren't as nearly as healthy as chocolate milk The next reason is that there are many studies from the Dairy Council of California that indicate when schools get rid of chocolate milk, there is a big drop (35%) in the sale of any type of milk. While you would expect to see the sales of white milk go up once the chocolate milk was removed, two years later it still remained at a lower level.
Like the mayor Bloomberg said the ban won’t stop people from purchasing more than one 16Oz drink, but health officials hope that the inconvenience of doing so will eventually curb consumption of sugared beverages. (Park) the ban of large beverages will not stop people from drinking multiple 16Oz beverages or stop people from buying sugared drinks. It will only make people want them more, the harder the city of New York tries to stop people from drinking sugared drinks. The more people will want
Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages and the Resulting Effects on Obesity Margot Sanger-Katz’s article “Yes, Soda Taxes Seem to Cut Soda Drinking” in The New York Times is an interesting, albeit brief, cross-examination of different research on the effects that the implementation of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has on obesity and weight gain in the population. It provides brief examples assimilated together in an attempt to discuss a highly important current public health event that unfortunately comes across as a sloppy journalistic interpretation of significant scientific progress in the public health field. Though poorly executed, this article does start an important conversation: should public health policies exist that limit access to certain foods, especially if one of public health’s biggest issues is the lack of access to certain nutritious foods for low-income areas? Furthermore, does this “soda tax” actually decrease the amount of soda consumption? Although it appears that the author has missed the point, Sanger-Katz provides a link to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that actually answers both of these questions magnificently and insists that though thirty-three
08 May. 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/sunday-review/why-students-hate-school-lunches.html?_r=0. Murphy sheds light on the issues illumined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act enacted by congress which requires strict supervision over the nutritious quality of foods offered in schools nationwide. She compares America’s school eating guidelines to France’s—whose childhood obesity rates rank lowest in the western world. However, she finds that each country;s relationship with food is so fundamentally different from each other and describes how Americas main fault is neglecting to pass down basic
In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins In The Home”, Daniel Weintraub argues that parents, not fast food companies, are at fault for kids who are overweight/have unhealthy eating habits. Weintraub supports his argument by using and explaining research focused on “... the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising of junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the schools.” The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents/guardians need to take responsibility so their children stop blaming others for the issues that are going on in their homes. Weintraub’s articles is
Obesity is a major risk factor for this disease and with lifestyle changes it can be prevented, delayed, or reversed. Healthy People 2020 consider obesity as an epidemic in the United States. It recognizes the role obesity plays in so many other chronic diseases and therefore has made healthy weight maintenance an objective for Americans to reach. One way to organize different sources of health disparities and health problems as well as intervention strategies is by the use of the Social Ecological Model. This model is a proposed way to help identify resources that will facilitate access to health.