In the newspaper article, “No Lunch Left Behind,” by Alice Waters and Katrina Heron, the authors inform the audience, “But food distributed by the National School Lunch Program contains some of the same ingredients found in fast food and the resulting meals routinely fail to meet basic nutritional standards. Yet this is how the government continues to ‘help’ feed millions of American schoolchildren, a great many of them from low-income households”(4). Waters and Heron argue school programs provide unhealthy food on a daily basis, which accustom the students to not having a choice, yet to eat it and not starve. Students may not realize that the food being served is technically as bad as going to a junk food restaurant. The fast food industry is constantly improving everything to get people to come back and order the “new,” that will benefit them in many ways.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
Book Reflection #1 – Salt Sugar Fat Michael Moss takes us into the dark world of the food industry in his book Salt, Sugar, Fat. These food giants know that they have the population hooked with a concoction of salt, sugar, and fat that makes food addictive and tasty. Starting with sugar, I always knew that sugar was addictive and have personally struggled with complete elimination. However, reading about how they use children to taste test food was completely appalling. They are addicting children young and creating lifelong consumers, until they develop diabetes at a young age.
Some top food choices for kids attack kids by their appealing commercials. The commercials use bright colors, a funny icon cartoon character, older kids, and catchy phrases. Also, the TV is sought to be a key to kids and their weight, it brainwashes the kids into thinking the bad food is the good food. Basically these types of commercials are a main source for the company’s money. Parents will do almost everything for their kids but sometimes the parents just give them food to stop bothering
People may think overweight child is look so cut and it’s mean the child in a good heath. parents will not being with there child everywhere So, children should have awareness in childhood obesity. Lack of awareness make them eating unhealthy food and junk food when their parents was not there. It is hard to control everything. 1.1 .Thesis Statement Today, many children spend a lot time in video games and televisions, as a result of low active the body will receive calories more than what the child need.
It is important for students’ because with there growing bodies and developing brains they need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they don’t get what they need to be at their best in school and at home. If you’re short on time you can just throw some fruit in a blender and make a delicious and nutritious smoothie. These things will improve one’s health. In addition to improving one’s health, it is also better for one’s concentration.
The Big Picture: School Lunches School lunches, they follow you everywhere from ever since those elementary days even up until your last few days of your senior year in College. From a parent’s perspective who would not want their child to grow up happy and healthy. Through the past years of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA implemented their new guideline throughout the nation for school lunches to have more fruits and vegetables while cutting out the fatty foods such as French fries or Coke; it would be expected that the general public would have some complaints. School lunches give students a healthy balanced diet that contribute to a healthy physical and psychological development especially in the younger ages (Jeon 130). What
When Barack Obama took the presidential office, his wife Michelle made it her First Lady initiative to work with school aged children. Part of this initiative included a program called My Plate to help make school lunches healthier by ridding them of unhealthy foods like pizza and brownies, and replacing them with healthier fruits, vegetables, and grains. Most school systems throughout the country have put this initiative into place, but some have met backlash from students as they have gotten rid of popular student dishes. School systems need to start healthier school lunch initiatives, even in the heat of student backlash, because they provide needed nutrition to students, they give parents a feeling of security, and they help student academic
Therefore “eating habits, like many other habits, are formed in childhood” (Good,Engler-Stringer). If we spend just a bit more on our school lunches our students eating habits could be healthier and they would be taught to choose what is right for their body. So pay the extra price to keep the
It recommends meals containing fewer calories, less fat and salt, and more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Most parents would agree these are excellent goals. This shows that 1 in 3 American children were overweight.Although the program that Michelle Obama made is helping kids eat more fruit and vegetables so they could grow healthy.In conclusion, American parents should enthusiastically join first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches. Finally, it is a great idea that someone care about student weight and health. Parent doesn’t need to worry about kids lunches, Kids can lose weight or obese, and how governors thinking that parent not giving kids healthy food.
The commercials don’t tell the kids not to eat too much of their product or they’ll get obese. They say things like ” It’s magically delicious” and “ It’s great”. Commercials are meant to get people’s attention and get them to buy their product. Parents are the ones to tell their children to hold back on the sweets and eat something healthy with every unhealthy meal or to do 10 push-ups for every 100 calories eaten. Things that will sort of force them to stay healthy.
Some of the most common childhood obesity factors include genetics, lack of exercise and activity, and unhealthy eating habits. In the United States specifically, where we have access to advanced technology, children spend much of their time on computers or playing video games. Unlike previous generations who didn’t have such access to technology, children today don’t spend as much time outside playing and being physically active. Another major contribution to childhood illness is the way children are eating. With everyday life being so hectic and both parents often working to provide for their family, children are not provided with the most nutritious meals.
They are both to blame. The parents keep blaming the companies and the companies keep blaming the parents. They should both just take responsability that they both are to blame for the obesity of the children. Parents are sometimes too busy to be able to make their children a homemade meal. There are so many fast food restaurants in every town or city, they’re everywhere and the food is prepared and quick so the kids want that because it taste good and the parents buy it because they have no time to make them a meal at home.
There are many avenues to travel in order to fight childhood obesity. The primary road is the changes that have occurred in the school lunch programs across the nation. Parents and students alike are complaining that lunches are being thrown away on a daily basis as they are unappetizing to students, in addition to students walking away hungry from the decreased amount of calories provided. All of this is happening because I think that the government is too involved in the lunch programs in our school districts and they need to get out. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Cheeseburgers, fried chicken, French fries, chocolate bars, sodas, etc. are one of the cheap and delicious foods that anyone can afford it, but if someone surpasses this it may end up affecting your health. Don’t blame the eater by David Zinczenko talks about how fast food contributes to obesity, some faults of the children consuming it and some faults of the parents allowing them. His research is based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that estimates $100 Billion dollars are spent yearly in health care. The fast food industry is taking advantage of children by providing them with foods that cause obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.