However this bill was shot down by the Federal Government, LePage's response was to threaten to scrap the food stamp program if these new regulations are not included. Many people on food stamps are also on Medicate. With people using their food stamps to by junk food that will increase their risk of diabetes and other diseases it makes sense to give guidelines as to what can be purchased. Food stamps should be given the guidelines Governor Paul LePage is suggesting. Health Care Reform The Patient Protection
Sure many people such as Michelle Obama have tried to reform the school lunch menu, but the schools don’t seem to follow the regulations posted. The quality and nutrition of lunch at Lawton Community Schools, and many other schools, needs to be improved. With recent changes been made to the nutritional standards in school lunches, it seems that schools are increasing nutrition, but decreasing quality. “A recent USA Today investigation found that the nation’s largest fast-food chains have higher quality and safety standards for the meat … than what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has for the meat used for the National School Lunch Program...” (Buffenbarger). The food we serve our kids across the country has regulations, but all in the wrong places.
In 2012, New York became the first state in the history of the United States of America to ban drinks size larger than 17 oz., claiming it was ‘life threatening’ by consuming too much of it (nytimes.com). As a country, people have to realize what harm foods such as these do to the human population. Foods are ruining people’s lives and their health every single day. The government should have a say in our diets to ensure a happy and healthy life for all people. The government needs to have control in parts of our diets.
We should take responsibility of what we eat not put it on the government they don’t make us eat fast food we do. People need to take initiative to stop eating food that’s not healthy for them because at the end of the day it’s all up to you to stay healthy. Our country become less responsible for their own health and start to blame everyone else for their own health but look at us not eating right and wondering why they are not feeling good, you’re not doing the right thing. This world is full of
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.
As a chairperson of the United States Department of Agriculture exploratory committee, we would like to present our information. We speak for the foundations of the country when we say, “The government should not be allowed to control what people do or do not buy with food stamps.” We believe the foundations of freedom, the definition of junk food, and the purpose of food stamps all contribute to our reasoning. Ricardo Lopez argues, "Obesity is a national problem…. We don 't want to contribute to that." As a committee we would like to formally disagree with his statement.
Have you ever been so hungry because you didn’t have time to eat? Has that ever affected you in class? Out of a 100 student 85 said that the feel rushed or doesn 't have enough time to eat. That why kindergarten-8 students need to have a 45 - 60 minutes lunch time because it improves efficiency in class, it improves students moods, and improves students’ chances of not becoming obese. First a shorter lunch can cause your body physical harm and cause you to feel sick, light headed, or have organ problems and more.
Schools Need to be Fresher Turlock High School serves as a perfect example of how many public high schools have become oriented around the consumption of junk foods. Most students at Turlock High eat poorly, especially at school. Common lunches at Turlock High include pizza, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, hamburgers, and other heavily processed items. On top of these poor options to be consumed on a daily basis, the fruits and vegetables provided are noticeably not fresh, and due to this many students completely avoid eating them. 60% of students surveyed from the school said they ate worse at school than they did at home, and another 55% said they did not eat school vegetables.
Is veganism a lifestyle change that is worth making? What should a person’s reasons be for going vegan? What impact does veganism have? These are the questions that both Gary Steiner and George Wang want to answer in their respective articles “Animal, Vegetable, Miserable,” and “Go Vegan, Save the Planet.” But, the answers they come up with are very different. Steiner is a strict “ethical” vegan who believes that veganism is necessary because using animals for human consumption is morally wrong, while Wang argues that veganism is a transaction that could save the planet from its current fate.
Also, there is a possibility where the kids could reach a high level of obesity and they are in the risk of dying without the parents doing anything to solve this problem. Some parents also stated that they do not know enough about obesity.“13% of parents reported they had received too little and 17% rated the advice given as poor or fair”(Turner). This makes a conclusion that a lot parents do not know a lot about obesity, but it’s not their fault. However, in our modern world there is a lot of places with free education for everyone. According to the BBC “75% of parents underestimated the size of an overweight child, while 50% underestimated the size of an obese child.”(Winterman) This is really scary because 1 in 2 parents don’t know when their kids are obese because of that the kids are one foot in the grave without the parents doing anything to stop it.
If I were to change one thing in my community, I would change the school lunches, because they taste horrendous, and they need to be healthier. First, the lunches should not be processed foods because those use a lot of chemicals that are harmful to the body. Some examples of processed foods are foods that come pre made or from a box or a can. Processed foods usually contain more con syrup and sugars, usually addicting and can make you gain weight,contains many artificial ingredients, high in carbohydrates, and uses lots of oils that are usually processed as well. Next, never use items with expiration dates within 3 days of eating because, you never know if something has already gone bad, like milk being chunky.
School lunches have been disgusting way before my time. Americans did not care about what was being served to their children at school. Every social media site people have compared our school lunches to other countries. The first lady Michelle Obama had made some changes to what was being served at lunch. I intend to prove that if we do not start paying attending to what are children are