Sugar negatively affects teens. Sugar is taking its toll on the world. Teens don’t realize what happens. Teens only see how sugar makes us one feel. According to Locke Hughes, eating sugar gives the brain a huge surge of feel-good chemical called dopamine. This explains why one is more likely to crave a candy bar at 3PM than an apple or carrot. Our brains are obsessed with dopamine. When one
Why single out sugared sodas, they ask; obesity has many causes and contributors, not just what people drink and if sugared beverages are being targeted? Why not take stronger measures against other sources of sugar such as candy and other sweets? Pointing out that the average new Yorker goes to the movies just four times a year and buys concessions only twice, sun dee Larson a spokeswomen for amc theaters chain told the ap “we firmly believe the choices made during the other 363 days have a much greater impact on public health” (park 7)
Most kids today drink sugary drinks when they get home or when go out to eat. Grocery stores sell soda and sugary drinks throughout the business (Leaf Group Ltd). Someone could be getting their groceries, and they would be able to get them with all of the other food or where they check out. “Researchers tracking 6,900 fifth-graders from public schools in 40 states through the eighth grade found that 85% of eighth graders reported drinking a sugared beverage at least once a week (about 30% said they drank them every day), regardless of whether their schools banned them or not.”(Alice Park). Most kids drink pop daily so it should not stop them from drinking it at school. “Students have many ways of accessing sugared drinks outside of the school lunch program, including vending machines, school stores and cafeteria a la carte offerings that students pay for themselves rather than with lunch vouchers.” (Alice Park).
Karin Klein, the author of Soda’s a Problem but… has presented the most convincing argument concerning the New York soda ban compared to the other two authors. The other two authors don’t defend their opinions as well as Klein does. Klein’s argument is more persuasive because it relies less on emotion and more on facts, the reasoning is more logical than the other two arguments, and because it does a better job of defending itself.
Over recent years, the United States obesity epidemic has increased in abundance to the point where an individual should be worried about making healthier life choices. Eating habits are an immense reason why our health has changed for the worse since the 70s. People die young due to developing obesity related diseases. Diseases occur from choices people make, what one decides to eat, and how much an individual decides to eat. Studies show the life expectancy for an unhealthy person who chooses to eat a bigger portion size, often less than the average individual who keeps a balanced way of eating. An individual is at fault, choosing to eat unhealthy or not, yet fast food restaurants can make a change when advertising fast food, providing the
Sugar is only unhealthy when consumed in ridiculous amounts. Good health can be obtained with a proper diet and a lifestyle with plenty of physical activity. These diseases have even been explained as multi-factorial, therefore, sugar cannot be considered as the only probable cause to obesity. Prohibition in sugar consumption seems like another way to blame everything else besides ourselves. If adults were to execute a healthy personal example, children will follow through with their habits. Providing good role models in a child’s nutrition would benefit further than any
Often times, schools offer foods that are high in sugar, fats and calories, because they are higher in demand and would satisfy the public youth. In addition to that, these junk foods are much more accessible and cheaper than healthier foods. These foods that are high in sugar and fats don’t provide students with the proper nutrients needed for proper brain development and encourages students to eat unhealthy foods, making school a breeding ground for obesity. Children that spend almost half or more of their day at school need to be provided with a healthier lunch that meets their basic dietary needs. Obesity is a problem that stems even from school itself, a place where students are supposed to feel encouraged to learn, make positive life decisions and staying active. However, this is not the case. Students are being encouraged to eat poorly, which prevents students from properly learning, and from being as active as they can be, all of which can lead to
The happiness of the American people is in jeopardy because of the increase in obesity related health problems and the lack of food education in the public education system. Many of the processed foods that are part of the Standard American Diet are full of sugar. Too much sugar is causing many of the health problems in America.
Schools could make more money if they sold good tasting food, even if it was not healthy. They make money with the healthy chips, drinks, and the lunch food, so imagine how much more money they could make if they switched back. Students would pay a little extra money for better food at the lunch room. With the money they make from switching foods, they could use for newer things to help students learn better. Students could all be better educated just because they switched foods and drinks over. With the marketing rate for good tasting foods, theirs no way that schools can’t make more money. child obesity is talked about all the time, but has anyone stopped to think that maybe obese students are happy like that with good tasting junk food? people probably haven 't, so before the people start making remarks and bad comments on these situations like that they need to stop and think, are obese students happy? If students are happy the way they are why try changing that? That is not what is going to hurt
As the TIME article states, student athletes, especially in high school, need more calories in their bodies to prevent backlash, and be ready for the sport that they participate in. Even though some say that junk food will make student athletes less healthy and won’t provide enough energy while the students are participating in the school activity, I respectfully disagree with that statement, because it will make them more energized, and it will make them feel better instead of playing on an empty stomach. This is saying that junk food will provide more calories, and they will be getting more because they are eating junk food.
The school should not change the lunches. Lunches are already healthy. If the school does change it the students may not buy the lunch. Students may start bringing unhealthy food from home. The school lunches can not get healthier. Mrs. Obama changed the school lunches a few months in being first woman. She done so with no child left behind. The lunch ladies will not let you through the line with out getting fruits and vegetables. Which is really good it makes sure the student is getting a healthy lunch. The food students are served is deprived of most of the unhealthy items: such as trans fat, high amount of calories, and others. The students that is probably will not like the food if it made any healthier. If the students do not
Cafeteria food isn't the best. It never has been and probably never will be. But if you take away the few items that the students do like, they would be very dissatisfied with this change for a healthier lunch menu. You don't need to have unsatisfied students just to change a lunch menu. I agree that being healthy is important. But changing it to where the students wouldn't even want to eat is a bit much. To me, and I'm sure many other students changing the menu for a healthier one would be a bad idea. We would think, if you take what we like to eat what will we eat? We may think, why take something that's already bad and make it worse? We already like very few items on the menu so why change it? Teachers and staff get tired of hearing us
Cafeteria food in schools is made to be healthy for students, but is it really healthy for students if they think it is foul and do not want to eat it? Should schools change the healthy foods to foods that students would actually want to eat? School food’s job is to be healthy and tasty to get the students through their day, but sadly school lunches tend to miss the mark on both accounts. Public schools rely on money from the government to supply food to their students, but due to several cutbacks the thing served in the cafeteria is hardly food at all. We all know the stereotypical school food mystery meat Monday or a slab of grey mush and sadly that is not too far from what it is in reality. Even with the “healthy” options most school supply is packed with harmful preservatives and chemicals that harm our youth from buying the cheapest possible edible green thing. As a country does not seem to want to invest into healthy and better futures for our young people.
A major reason for regulating sugary drinks is to prevent non-communicable diseases among children. If children consume sugary beverages every day, they may experience symptoms such as: weight gain, poor diet and health and tooth decay in children. Meanwhile, there is less control of sugar level which leads to diabetes. Another reason for regulating sugary drinks is to reduce pollution.