The demand for higher level courses and enhanced skills has increased the pressure on states to common assessments. This means higher stakes to the public school system. Unfortunately with the increase in poverty levels more students are coming to school hungry which impacts their ability to learn. In 2000 kids were eligible for reduced price lunches, but since then the price has steadily gone up every year, and now there is barely a difference in price. Many parents can’t afford to send their kids to school with a lunch, and with the price of lunches going up how can we expect these children get the best education available?
After a survey conducted between 1977 and 1978 and 1994 to 1996, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture found that men and women daily energy intake had increased. With the growing popularity of fast food chains, it is easy to see the reason behind the excess calorie intake. When an individual can buy a filling food fast with $5, why go and buy groceries and cook? And also it could be that our society is becoming a fast pace world that there is no time to sit and enjoy a
Both very valid arguments and we will begin to see why during this passage. The first major aspect of this article is why it would be a wise choice to remove unhealthy drinks and snacks from school vending machines. Tom Vilsack states in school is where these children consume half of their daily calorie intake. Schools are promoting unhealthy lifestyles to our younger generation. Vilsack feels by reforming and changing the school meal menu into healthier choices that it will in fact ensure a more nutritious and healthy effect on children.
Based on a graph presented by David Cooper and Doug Hall in the report “Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Give Working Families, And the Overall Economy, a MuchNeeded Boost,” throughout the United States, 11.4 to 27.5% of children (varying by state) have parents who would be affected by the raise in minimum wage. Thus, raising the minimum wage would leave more money for parents of families in poverty to buy their children food, clothes, shoes, and other necessities that, in many low income cases, must be rationed. Amongst those who are struggling to survive off of minimum wage, in 2011, half were under the age of 25 (United State). Many college students struggle to balance time for academics, extracurricular activities, as well as finance: car payments, rent, student loans, food, gas, and many others. One article from USA Today, “How Much Would a MinimumWage Increase Help Students?” by Jackie Tempera, features a college student, Christin King.
With many children experiencing obesity, the economy markets are affected because the way children are forced to change the way they eat. Some companies will benefit from the change whereas others will suffer a loss. When the demand for a certain product rises because obese children have to change his or her way of eating it affects the market of supply. Affecting the market of supply lowers the consumption of certain products and raises the demand for healthier food items. This also causes a change in the sales of clothes as children losses more weight, affecting more than one demand and supply
The money being used to make pennies could be made for other, more useful, things such as buying supplies for schools or helping the homeless. With the cost of penny making going up, the price of everything else has gone up along with it. Because of the growing and evolving economy, no longer does something cost a penny (Source C). Due to the inconvenience, most cashiers become frustrated when someone tries to pay for something with pennies. Although, by eliminating the penny, prices would either have to rounded up or down, but this could be a “win-win” for both the consumer and the corporate businesses.
Studies show that, low income home energy assistance program benefits seem to reach families at the highest social and medical risk with more food insecurities have higher rates of low birth weight children (Frank, 2006). The reason behind this is that the money for food is spent on the electric bill when no assistance is provided. In result many children are born with a low birth weight and some even experience a life line of hospital visits. Some children even have a hard time focusing in school because of the lack of energy. Children are blocked from living a somewhat normal life all because the household could not get the financial assistance needed in order to help with their electricity
IRWP Food stamps have been America’s first line of defense against hunger since 1977. The program has helped countless people put food on the table and get out of poverty. Especially because of the recent economic problems, many people struggle to support themselves, let alone feed themselves and their families. We should allow the food stamp program to continue because it ensures people will get the nutrition they need, helps people put food on the table, boosts local economies, and supports those who are on a low budget. In her article “Food Stamps Should Be Expanded”, Linda Bopp states “More than 25 million Americans, including at least 13 million children, are not able to meet the most fundamental of human needs.” How can 25 million people go without food when America is one of the wealthiest and developed nations in the world?
Parents that don’t make enough money are living in areas that aren’t particularly safe, which leads to the children being scared to go outside and play. Education also contribute to the socioeconomic issue with obesity. Parents that have no sort of education don’t understand the proper nutritions that are in the foods and what are healthy food choices. Schools are suppose to help children lose weight and teaching them about nutrition. Many schools face a lot of budget cuts and the first programs to be cut
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).