Parents have to share the blame for unhealthy food choices their children make. Some kids will usually complain to their parents like “I don’t like vegetables” so they give them cookies. Some parents stick with healthy choices and only allow unhealthy foods on special occasions like birthdays and holidays. I feel that special occasion treat is something a school should consider. Many of the older kids will be able to relate to the issued of healthy foods, because they will be able to understand the outcome of unhealthy choices.
I think that income has no bearing on a parent’s personal decision for their children’s weight. In many instances obesity in children can be avoided but I believe it has a lot to do with heritage. Some parents are overweight themselves and have bad eating habits and that in fact can be a balance on their children. The government has instilled many programs such as WIC. This program is designed to help women provide a healthy meal for their children, one of the requirements on this program is that the mother can only purchase nutritious items such as low fat milk, a sugar free cereal.
(Stanford). There should be a year also [Sarah Helmeid (TA)] Childhood Obesity 3 schools are unfairly blamed for the problem and are put under increased scrutiny. Although there are a lot of circumstances involved such as income and demographics parents need to teach there children healthy eating habits. The problem is that when theses habits have been formed and supported by parents it becomes harder and harder to change them. According to Tom Novotny professor of epidemiology and associate director for border and global health in SDSU’s graduate school of public health “The primary solutions here are diet and exercise but people are resistant to behavior change, so we need policies to support people’s behavior.” “That means not only better school lunches and PE programs, but better-designed buildings, transportation systems and cities.
Their job is to protect and provide in our best interests to be a great country, we need to be filled with great people. Regulating the amount of fast food you consume would not stop you from having choices, nor will it keep you from getting fat, but it would provide the country the fighting chance to live a long and healthy life with minimal chances for disease and suffering. A child doesn't know how to feed themselves beyond shoving food in their mouths. Parents are supposed to teach them what food is good for you and what is not. Our parents are supposed to teach us to be better...teach us.
Audience Analysis This paper is directed toward parents who are worried about their child’s health. Also people who are interested by fitness and staying healthy. I feel physical education should be mandatory until the day you graduate from school. Parents and faculty worry about the students’ health. All they do is just try to change the food that is served, but they don’t seem to worry about physical education getting funds cut.
If the many families of our societies and the government don’t start to control the situation, then it will always be a major problem within our households. It is true that fast food is promptly available it doesn’t mean the habit should be avoided. I believe the epidemic on child obesity with fast food consumption can be solved by first solving the problem with the parent. It will take time to eliminate the problem with the consumption of always eating fast food but it will be a start. Whether if the government decided to take action related to fast food for the cause of child obesity.
Greg Crister writes in “Too Much of a Good Thing,” that many baby boomer parents believe that children are able to distinguish when they are full and have the right to make bad decisions about what they eat. “That may be true” according to Crister but he argues that in a world that billions of dollars are spent to attract kids and their families to enjoy a greasy fast food, its not always the best choice to let children decide. In most cases, since parents are the main role models of their children, they should be the ones to teach their young to eat
It is assumed all families understand the necessity for nutrition and healthy habits, such as exercise, especially for growing children. A struggling family that is not allowed to buy white rice, white bread, or processed and already prepared foods gives those few a new perspective and direction for what should be consumed. Children who have to eat fruits and vegetables in school lunches will have a different outlook on what exactly a snack is. First Lady Obama has made a stance on childhood obesity, health and fitness as it pertains to our growing children, who will one day be adults. Practicing what she preaches, a fun fact is the white house garden is the first garden since World War II and Eleanor Roosevelts Victory Garden.
American Obesity: It’s the Parents’ Fault There is no question that fast food is one of the most available items in the United States and is not nutritious by any mean. Daniel Weintraub, author of an editorial found in The Sacramento Bee called “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” expresses an opinion that is represented by the title of his article. He claims that parents provide access for their children to this food and in turn teach them poor eating habits. Even author David Zinczenko asks, “What ever happened to personal responsibility?” Preventing obesity is in the hands of each individual and the poor eating habits instilled into the minds of the average American child by their parents. Fast food companies are running
As long as schools, and officials follow the guidelines required by the NSLP (National School Lunch Program) which was updated August 2012, they will continue to be funded. We tell children that the most important meal of the day is breakfast; well in actuality everything you eat is important to your body. Eating healthier foods gives us strength, and energy. A lack of energy can cause children to become lazy and slack off in school which leads to poor grades. Also an unhealthy body has a greater chance of getting sick versus a healthy body which can affect attendance in school.