The Importance Of Healthy Food In Schools

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When children eat an excess of fatty foods such as: chocolate, soda, etc., they can cause heartburn and/or reflux. My solution is that schools should have strict menus and should monitor the amount of food the students are eating. There are positives and negatives to this solution. However, the positive outweighs the negative because you can protect your students from getting sick or getting a harmful disease.

It is mandatory that everyone has a balanced diet. According to the website: “How Much of Each Nutrient Should You Consume in a Day;” you need: 700 to 900 micrograms of Vitamin A, 15 micrograms of Vitamin D, 15 micrograms of Vitamin E, 70 to 90 micrograms of Vitamin C, 8,700 kilojoules of energy, 50 grams of Protein, 70 grams of fat,
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Eradicate all vending machines that serve soda, candy bars, or anything else that is not good for them. According to the website: Why Is There So Much Unhealthy Food in Schools? “School food services sell unhealthy kids’ favorites as a la carte items in the cafeteria to make up for inadequate school meal subsidies. Additionally, they have incorporated them into the subsidized meals themselves in order to avoid losing student participation in the meal program. (The Federal funding is paid per participating child).” Keep your menu consistent. For example: You can serve stir fried vegetables, chargrilled chicken and noodles on Monday. This way you can control the amount of fattening foods your students are ingesting while giving them the ability to choose what they want to eat. Make sure you still keep a balance in your menu; you can offer a cup of ice cream or cupcakes for dessert on…show more content…
According to the research from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH): “The healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets.” Healthy and organic food are typically more expensive than foods that are unhealthy. This is why most schools don't want to serve healthy food and prefer to serve food that is cheaper in order to save money. "This is a business," Caresani says. "Our goals is to contains costs and stay in the black." According to the website School Lunches: Fast Food for Thought?: “A statewide survey revealed that 71 percent of California high school districts serve fast foods including pizza, hamburgers, soda and french fries for student lunches.” The schools are putting the blame and responsibility on the parents. Schools believe that the education of food should come from the homes of the students. They don't think that students will listen to them when they say to eat something healthy because they know that they can get something unhealthy elsewhere. This is not the right mindset because everyone can make a difference, and it shouldn’t be one person’s responsibility, but everyone’s. Another negative is that students might refuse to eat because of the selection of food. This is related to the factors: social and moral. Bullying is evident in every school, no matter how much we want to deny it. As a result of this, some students are being bullied because of their size or weight. According to

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