For sure, in light of America's childhood-obesity problem (17 percent of kids between 2 and 19 are obese), participating in recess is one of the few inexpensive, readily available opportunities we have to get kids moving. (Millner) If kids can’t have recess, they will become overweight and be more immune to
The media could also give true and important information about nutrition, instead of always promoting entertainment or negative things. The media should support the health of children and adolescents in a positive way. The marketing system could create things that push kids to want to engage in physical activities. Another important factor that is important is eating a balanced meal at least three times a day. This solution is the responsibility of parents and partly the school.
According to info from the ¨U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention¨, almost 7,500 kids became victims to the norovirus between 1998 and 2007. Norovirus was implicated in another 2,000 school sicknesses between these years, although investigators could not definitively determine a font. So would you rather eat school food or fast food. Although increasing percentages of schools are meeting the minimum quality standards for school lunches each year, there is little question that more needs to make
These are outrageously high numbers and are only going to increase unless we act fast. The main reasons we are seeing an increase in obese children are poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. Obesity in children is not only largely preventable, but it has lasting effects. Children who are overweight or obese are much more likely to become overweight adults. Childhood obesity leading into adulthood obesity has many serious health concerns like depression, heart disease, diabetes, and even death.
Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children. If changes are not made now, then people will soon be living shorter lives and suffer most of their life from obesity and the health issues that come with it. The Government should regulate what Americans consume in order to curb obesity rates and potentially save lives. Childhood obesity is a big issue that affects children every day. A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese.
Some examples would be Obesity, the lack of nutrients a child needs, and the influx of chemicals that come with the eating of fast food (Lombardo, ?8 Monumental Pros??). These are problems because America has been fighting against child obesity for years and having open campus lunches near all of these fast food chains and unhealthy food choices would combat the work of the movements against obesity. This is very important because the health of a child affects how the child behaves, learns, and communicates (Lombardo, ?Top 7 Pros and Cons?.?). Studies show that overweight students tend to have more problems with learning and paying attention (Miura). Many parents also fear that children would have the chance to skip school of get into drugs and alcohol while they are loose for their lunch break.
In conclusion, I think students at Kapolei Middle School should have the privilege to have off campus lunch. Students would be better learners and more focused in school because they are not hungry and got a chance to step outside of school. It would also help to increase students grades and behavior so that they could get an off campus lunch
The author believes that the changes in the demographics, economy, environment, and society are part of the cause for the increase of childhood obesity (Nestle 175). According to her research, children are fed with larger portions of junk food and very few young Americans eat the required foods in the food pyramid (Nestle, 175-176). Although, children usually eat one third of their meals in fast food places or school, most of them consume higher amounts of unhealthy items such as sodium chloride, fat, and calories (Nestle, 176). Nestle explained that companies do their job to market junk foods to kids (176). The writer mentions a lot about how young Americans are being targeted early in life to buy junk foods (Nestle 176).
Schools can provide outstanding learning environments while improving children’s health through physical education. Today, obesity is one of the most pressing health concerns for our children. More than one-third of children and teens, approximately 25 million kids, are overweight or obese—and physical inactivity is a leading contributor to the epidemic. The Surgeon General recommends children should engage in sixty minutes of moderate activity most days of the week, yet estimates show
Walking around you can see kids in there teens that are overweight, so their quality of life is hindered. It’s a serious problem, and it must be addressed properly in order to achieve any success in decreasing the obesity percentage in the adolescent community. I propose that we ban all junk foods sold on school grounds, we also must educate and advertise healthy eating habits. Parents are the biggest reason students are obese but schools are the runner up. It's up to Vacaville High School to create a atmosphere that promotes the consumption of healthy foods so that they can become healthier and hopefully promote a healthy lifestyle when they graduate from school.
Prompt: Do you think that a healthier school lunch program is a lost cause or can school lunches be both healthy and tasty? Be both healthy and tasty? Do you think that school lunches can be both tasty and healthy? I do, because if Rachael Ray can do it, schools can, too. I believe that school lunch can be both tasty and healthy because I know it 's not impossible.
The “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” was created to decrease the percentage of obesity of children in America by creating healthy, nutritional school lunches which are provided for children during the school day. Not only are their more variety of fruits and vegetables, students are given more nutritional lunches to help promote development and growth in many areas such as cognitively and physically. It is important for educators and parents to understand that children need nutritional and healthy diets in order to develop. Not only is this act creating a healthier short-term solution by decreasing obesity, but it also is helping equip students with the knowledge and eating habits in order to stay healthy as they continue to
ROUGH DRAFT For the past few years in the United States school lunches did not have healthy programs that could help kids with their nutritional balance, now in days the government create a new program that can help school to have a better nutrition. School lunch’s in the United States need to be healthier, they are critical for the wellbeing of the majority of people from 6 to 18, and also set the pattern for a healthy life style throughout adulthood. First, in the United States most of the children’s need to be healthier because the food they consume is the energy they need for the rest of the day “when children’s don’t eat healthy lunch, it is harder for them to concentrate at school and to master the energy for after school activities
This way the nutritionist has a closer look to their daily diet to help participants reach their goals. CHAMP also provides guidance and advice from the nutritionist, which is a great advantage to the participants. It has impacted their health because they started to eat healthier meals. Now, that they have a better understanding of the consequences of eating empty calories they pay more attention to portion size and eat it in moderation not all the
Candy, energy drinks and fried foods are among the items that are no longer sold in schools. Overall, these childhood obesity treatment efforts are modest and efficient in helping children become more active and having healthier eating habits. These programs have been successful in decreasing childhood obesity; however, more focus could be put on the psychosocial factors of childhood obesity. To combat this issue, an understanding of the psychosocial factors that affect obese children is needed. To evaluate the effectiveness of these intervention programs, the following criteria should be achievable: how accessible is the intervention programs and will the program decrease the psychosocial factors of childhood