Submitted by: John Kenneth J. Fernandez Submitted to: Maam Lua Burias Thesis Statement: Although junk food is convenient, inexpensive, and is basically a cultural phenomenon, we as a society need to stop eating junk food because it has increased health problems, has taken away from family core values, destroys the environment, and has created a food economy dominated by giant corporations. I. Introduction What is Junk Food? The term “junk food” is used to describe food which is low in nutritional value, with a comparatively high caloric value. Many people try to avoid or limit junk food in their diets, out of concerns that such food is not healthy, despite the fact that numerous food manufacturers produce a range of products which could be considered junk food.
Many students already have problems with eating healthy, and large corporations such as “McDonalds” or “Jack in the Box” would further promote unhealthy eating, exacerbating an already considerable problem in the United States: obesity. Advertisement in schools can also affect the wellbeing of students by making
In addition, without the supports and supervision of our parents, this can corrupt our kids in many ways in their behavior, relationships, and possibly ruining the life. After work or dinner, spending rest of the evening parked front of the T.V does not help burn calories much at all. In addition, people consuming high calorie snacks during T.V time can cause health problems in the long run. It's also been a problem that more and more of younger generation consuming too many hours T.V causes obesity, and obesity has been proven to be the one of leading causes of death in the United States. Lastly, watching T.V for certain period of time can be relaxing, help you relieve stress from work and home.
Burger King soon followed in the 50’s and has also received its fair share of lawsuits. Some believe that suing consistently is acceptable because they are using their freedom of using the court system but many believe that it is a frivolous waste of time. Because fast food has become increasingly available, many Americans use the opportunity to eat their food whenever they want it and at a low cost. Yet when the visits are far too often they look for someone else to blame for their mistakes. Take Gregory Rhymes for example.
Imposing a junk food tax draws attention to one of the most imperative questions which is how to define foods as unhealthy. Researcher Oliver T Mytton stresses that it is impossible to accurately measure how consumption of unhealthy foods directly contributes to health problems. For instance, many Americans eat unhealthy, but if they combine this with regular exercise, it may not be detrimental to their healthy appearance. With that being said, how do you classify food as “junk food?” Some people believe candy and chips are junk food while others believe that carbs are junk. What about sugary granola bars?
Problems Minority children from low income families are negatively affected physically by the marketing of unhealthy foods. The most common health problem experienced by children today is obesity. Other obesity related diseases that fester due to unhealthy marketing to these groups are cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and sleep disordered breathing (Kumanyika & Grier, 2006). Marketers draw children to foods high in sugar, salt, and fat content by dangling toys and popular characters before their eyes. Unbeknownst to these children; they are begging for far more than just toys, prizes, and something tasty to eat.
Fast Food Babies How would you like to eat fish and chips, pizza, burgers, chocolates, lollies, Pepsi, KFC and several other junk foods filled with unwanted oils and tremendous amounts of fat that eventually will clog up the artery’s and lures you to your death…EVERYDAY!!! Sound delicious? I DON’T THINK SO. Vicki Cooper, famous film director, shows that this is the prime diet of British children in her latest documentary – Fast Food Babies. Cooper emphasizes that the diets choices presented to children is extremely unhealthy and stresses that if parents continue to ignore the dangerous health-issues, it may affect the child’s well-being for life.
The accessibility of fast food in schools encourages students to eat unhealthy, which is detrimental to their health. For example, students are always buying foods such as fries and burgers; they are not realizing how bad this food is to their health and body. When students are severely overweight or obese, they may get diseases in the future such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardio-vascular disease. Fast food is one of the factors leading to these dreadful diseases. A fast food meal may contain 900-1600 calories, which is almost half of the calories most people need each day.
It is also very important to know how to make good decisions, and by choosing what you want to eat gives us a great opportunity to learn. So, I think we should keep junk food sold in school, because there are more varieties of food. My second reason of why I opposed the removal of junk food is that junk foods are convenient and delicious source for a quick snack. Usually, we get tired from work outs or after school activities like varsity
For example, the food marketing companies usually uses the attractive poster about fast food to get the attention of the kids. Moreover, the author also used some kind of emotional language such as he said that banning the junk food is “misguided and ineffective”.He also tried to give more some reasons to demonstrate that food marketing is not a serious matter of childhood obesity. He said the young people prefer using the internet more than watching TV. In addition, the average number of ads also decreased from 18 in 1977 to 13 in 2003, but he was not right about it. In the