Over the years more and more Americans have become victims to obesity. As our foods are being packed with salt and fat, our plates are growing bigger and bigger. Fast foods have contributed to obesity for decades. According to ABC News, over the past twenty years soft drinks have increased by 52 percent. Americans have always believed bigger was better so fast food chains have always competed on who gave more food for the better deal. Fast food has not always been an issue. It used to be just a once in a while dining experience but over the years has grown to be a couple times a week. As the portion sizes grow rapidly so does the obesity rates. "When Mcdonalds first opened, a soda was 7 ounces. Today, the child size is 12 ounces, a small
Cafeteria's are trying to decide to rid the studants of "junk" food like pizza and burgers for healthy things like veggies and fruit. If they take that away what will we eat? A lot of the students perfer the junkfood over the healthy stuff, because they have chosen the unhealthy food their whole lives. Unhealthy choices are chosen above healthy because they known unhealthy food their whole lives and everyone perfer the taste over whats good for you. Ever since the students of this generation were born, they have been given the "unhealthy foods" such as pizza, burgers, and fries. What adults fail to realize when they try to take the food away is that we were born with that kind of food in our mouths. If they want students to eat healthier then they shouldnt have given them candy or pizza
For all the cuts that have been made to school foods, six percent has not been a big decrease. School lunches don’t provide any nutritional value for the kids. The purpose for a school lunch is to provide kids with a dependable lunch that has good proportional amounts and nutrition value. The obesity rates need to drop higher and faster in the next ten years if they want to make cuts out of our meals and the meals need to be proportioned to size.
In “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” by David H. Freedman, he claims that processed foods can help fix the obesity crisis in a more realistic manner, rather than whole-some foods. The popular opinion emphasizes whole-some foods because they aren’t informed about the similitude between processed and unprocessed foods. The essence of the essay is that people believe processed foods are bad and unhealthy for us, therefore whole-some foods are highly recommended for the health of an individual. Freedman mentions many prominent authors who wrote books on food processing, but the most influential voice in the food culture Freedman makes a point of is, American journalist, Michael Pollan. The media and Michael Pollan indicate that everything should be replaced with real, fresh, and unprocessed foods, instead of engineering in as much sugar, salt, and fat as possible into industrialized foods. With that being said, most restaurants and grocery stores are declining industrialized foods, giving the name, “food-like substances.” Freedman feels that it is not a realistic way to stop this obesity epidemic by trying to persuade people into completely changing their habits of eating. Instead, Freedman believes that incorporating better ingredients in processed foods will
I want to ask you a question, what do you think would happen if the school board took away extracurricular sports like football, soccer, and softball to save money? So today I will explain the pros and cons of if the school board took away all sports to save money. I would be against this because it would cause negative effects. Even though there is negative effects there can also be positive effects as well. So there is both positive and negative effects to this and I’m and going to explain both of the sides.
The school funding is not equal in America. Some schools are able to have many different programs and some cannot even afford one. The government is giving more money to schools in the “better” areas, but nothing can tell you what makes one area better than the other. The government wants people to be equal even though they are not giving the money out equally that effects people. The schools in America should have equal funding so that each child can receive the same chance as another.
When the dinner bell rings in America, many families are not flocking to the table, but running to the car and the call of the “Golden Arches”. In today’s over-scheduled world, food has now become an afterthought and America is paying the price, literally. Obesity is now an epidemic and a crisis that is not slowing down. The nation is not only paying the price with sky-rocketing medical bills from the effects of the American diet, but also with the deteriorating health of its citizens and for the first time in history, a generation with a shorter life expectancy than the generation before. Food today looks nothing like the food of just 40 years ago, and now instead, is making people sick and obese. It is quick, and the cheap, boxed, frozen,
problem lies in the fact that most public schools have fixed costs from heating costs to teaching staff that cannot easily be adjusted or downscaled when a few students leave in a given year. The result equates to “squeezed funding at traditional public schools” (Daniel Simmons Ritchie).
The reason that you gain weight is that you eat more calories than you spend during the day. So in order to loose weigh, you would just have to eat less calories than you actually need. However, many people simply don’t think of this. They eat and eat and eat, not thinking about their weight or maybe they do think about their weight, but they just can’t break the habit of eating fast food. That’s the main reason why so many people are obese and overweight in the United States. Although they do have some excuses for eating so much fast food. McDonalds restaurants are everywhere. Wherever you go, if you ever want McDonalds, you can be sure that there is one nearby. Advertisements for fast food are everywhere; street signs, advertisements
Breakfast cereals, large soft drinks, and cheeseburger are among the unhealthy diet choices kids face daily. There is no question that junk food,
Imagine that your school cafeteria plans to change to a new, healthier lunch menu, which could eliminate some of the students' favorite cafeteria lunches. Some schools may believe that this change will be a beneficial change, but i disagree. Students should have the right to eat what they please. If you, the principal, decides to change the lunch menu these problems can and will show up at some point in time, if the school eliminates the food that students' like then some might stop buying school lunches, the school will stop receiving the much needed money from these lunches, and some students might "fight" back in order to get their favorite foods back. First, if the school eliminates the foods students' like then some might stop buying lunches from the
Healthier school lunch menu would be a great idea. Even throw students favorite cafeteria foods would no longer be available. Children in my school would be a lot more healthier if they ate healthier food from the cafeteria. If the school has healthier students then the number of sick children could decrease by far. Then with fewer sick students more student are not missing as many days of school. The cost for lunch would decrease by far with the healthier foods it's cheaper to make foods like peanut butter and jelly. Schools want the cheapest and healthiest way. Student have to understand that they can't just have any food they want they eat to much of one thing and could them that's why school is trying to help out
Fast food is quickly becoming America 's cigarette, causing more death related diseases than a packet of smokes. Take a look at the food you’re eating and what does it do to your body. ' “Parents are working more than ever before, and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It 's a ticking time bomb, and America 's children are exploding”. Food business has been one of the successful economic fields in United States. McDonald’s, KFC and Hardees are all examples of fast food companies that became well-known worldwide and they sell million meals every month, they attract teens and children mainly and they are getting addicted to it. Although fast food field has a huge profit it doesn’t mean that we should give fast food suppliers and restaurants the permission to do whatever they want. However, fast food suppliers should only care about the quality of their products not “people’s obesity”. Parents are responsible for the obesity in their children and they
Obesity is an important disease in the developed countries over the world, especially for children. Soft drinks, snack foods, and fast foods make us to get obesity easily and quickly; in addition, we can see these foods everywhere, and we can buy them in store or from vending machine with very cheap prices. According to the article: “Why Are We So Fat?”, we can get a meal containing 77 percent of our daily caloric requirement at McDonald’s only with 12 dollars – too fast, too convenient. That’s why in this article, Kelly Brownell favors the intervention of legislation suspending food advertising directed at children or removing soft drinks and snack foods from school vending machines. When I go to school, I usually buy a snack and a bottle of coke everyday just because I feel my cravings. The more children could not stop their appetites, so the government should do that for them.
Fast food is considered popular because it 's convenient, it 's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu. Fast food marketers marketing to children and adolescents has skyrocketed throughout the last century. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funded by the government, "In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970 's" ("Healthy Schools"). In fact, this statistic is predicted to increase significantly as fast food restaurants are continuously being built everywhere in the U.S. Fast food restaurants are everywhere. Anyone can walk down the street and see a fast food place almost anywhere they go. Humans have a tendency to be lazy. It 's much easier to go down the street and pick up a hamburger than to make a low-calorie meal at home. It 's less complex to the consumer. According to a Heidi Godman, executive editor of Harvard 's Health Letter "teenagers and kids consumed far more calories in fast-food and other restaurants than they did at home. The numbers were alarming: eating out was associated with taking in as many as 160 extra calories daily for younger kids and as many as 310 calories daily for teens" (Godman). In addition to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings, Heidi Godman shows how obesity rates have rapidly increased by eating out at fast food resturants instead of eating a low calorie home cooked