They don´t give the kids enough time to eat, students have their eyes glued to the junk food they present them with, and schools are responsible for 50% of kids calorie intake. Youth have no choice in what they eat at school due to lack of time for eating, money for outside of school meals and the fact that schools present fifty percent of a child´s daily calorie intake. In a New York times article, Katy Murphy mentions that kids don't have enough time to finish their lunches so they will usually pay attention to the junk food. If schools were to ban junk food, they would have more time to notice their more healthier options, thus helping them to make better nutritional choices. In the same article, Murphy says something that made me think.
But because I was trying to eat less than 1,500 calories a day it seemed harder to eat more flavorful things like desserts. During spring break, I kind of let go of my diet and did what I wanted but noticed that I was actually still eating smaller portions when I was off my diet. And that was another thing that surprised me was portion sizes. One serving of something is really not that much. I don’t think I have ever used measuring cups and spoons so many times in my
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).
There are studies that show kids who skip breakfast are tardy and absent from school more often than children who eat breakfast on a regular basis. Nutritionists advise that breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking and a healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA). Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of nutrients that are important to our body such as iron, calcium and B vitamins as well as fibre and protein. The body needs these essential nutrients to function properly and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are likely will not be compensated for later in the
Fast food restaurants are advertising in children show commercials. In a result of this many people, health officials, and parents are complaining because there has been an increase of child obesity. Children grow up learning healthy eating habits and how to make smart food choices which will continue to follow them as they get older. On the other hand, children growing up with
Have you ever wondered if you could ever change the school lunches in the Public schools? Well you’re not the only one, many other people thought about changing the way you eat at lunch and started to change it. Some trials have failed but some have succeeded at the trail for their public school. But some administrators what it to come to all schools, for the fact that they are losing money because kids stopped eating lunches at school. The school lunches impacting more than just the schools money, it’s impacting the students education and after school activities just like sports teams.
It becomes very difficult for students who participate in sports directly after school or those who ride the bus to find time to meet with a teach to get help. If they were to stay after school the students who ride a bus would risk missing their bus which lead to a difficult situation for their parents. Many parents are working eight to five jobs or multiple jobs and can’t take an hour to pick their student up and drive them home. If a student missed the bus because they stayed after school their parent could end up losing their job because they had to leave work. A longer lunch break would allow students to go to teachers classrooms and get help during lunch so they don’t miss the bus after school.
For those of us who are lucky enough to eat a complete set of meal a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), many of us are too picky to eat a healthy selection of food. Other times, we waste a lot of food that can feed a hungry child or two just because we did not like the taste, or how it was prepared. So, how then can we avoid wasting food because we didn’t prepare it the right way, and save those extra bucks we spend every time we dine out because we are too tired or too lazy to cook our dinner? We need to be smarter about our
There are 30 children in the class and 5 staff members. Jenna's mother has said that due to the rush and hurry in the mornings to get to work and school, Jenna sometimes skips breakfast. The school can minimise the negative effect of Jenna skipping breakfast by providing a free breakfast club during the mornings as there must be more children than Jenna who suffer from the same problem. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it gives an individual the energy to go through the day and gets the brains functioning. It provides
School Start Times: Waking Up to the Truth Imagine staying up until the wee hours of the morning to finish the homework that had been accumulated during the day, only to have to get up a few hours later to catch the school bus, knowing that succeeding in class the next day would be short of a miracle. For many students, this scenario is not only feared but a reality they must face. The American Academy of Pediatrics states, “About 90% of high-school-aged adolescents get insufficient sleep on school nights…”(“Early Start Times and Depression”). Because of the lack of sleep students face, it poses serious problems for them the next day inside and outside of the classroom. Countless schools across America start earlier than the recommended 8:30 am, endangering their students whether they know it or not.