Instead of giving all the kids the same portion of food, they made the portion smaller for the elementary students and the portion bigger for middle school and high school students. This is a major step to feeding the kids what they need in a day. Canady 2 One thing that is causing the kids not to eat their school lunches is Michelle Obama. Students are claiming that they are being given mystery meats because of her. They say ever since she has wanted healthier food in schools they started serving foods that do not look edible and gross.
After a hard day of work most people want a quick and easy dinner so they automatically think of eating out for the night. There are some who do blame Taco Bell and McDonalds because of their high fat foods. Parents are the ones responsible for what their kids eat in my eyes. They can help their family and themselves by bringing home more healthier food and "accept their role in fighting the problem"(Weintraub 11). When a family goes out to eat out at McDonalds, they buy meals that are extremely over portioned or "meals that can easily make up to half of their recommended daily intake of calories"(Brownlee 1).
According to a Toronto Star survey, children who get to choose their food at lunch ate more fat and calories than those who were only offered one meal choice. Students who don't get adequate nutrient intake at lunchtime are at risk of poor progress in class and decreased cognition, says University of Toronto. Lack of adequate nutrition means children aren't getting the energy they need to perform in school and aren't able to focus. They are also at an increased risk of getting sick, which means missing school and falling behind. A nutritious midday meal is vital for learning new things and keeping the brain healthy.
Instead you’ll be thinking, “Great, pizza again, I can’t wait.” What if you forgot an important English paper that is worth a big chunk of your grade and it’s due? If students aren’t allowed to leave campus during lunch, how are they supposed to get that important paper? You could call a parent, but then they would get mad at you for making them take time out of their busy schedule to bring you your paper. It would be much easier to run home, grab your paper, or whatever, pick up some lunch, and get back to school without a parent being angry with you , leaving everyone happy in the process. Besides, the cafeteria is much too small to accommodate a whole high school and there is not enough time to get the entire student body their lunch unless the lunch hour was lengthened.
A second class of eaters lies at the opposite extreme from the casual consumer. These students, the "health nuts", have paid attention to what their mothers have tried to convince their children to eat since childhood. In the long run, these students will be better off than the casual consumers. In their later years, the healthful consumers will have fewer myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) and their arteries will be much less likely to be clogged. Bagels, fruits, and salad (with little or no oily dressing) are the foods of choice among this
Children in America have bad habits and food choices, which are influenced by their parents hereditarily and environmentally such as my little cousin Grecia. Due to poor knowledge of all the foods sold and advertised children are getting obese, “where they eat; what their friends and siblings eat; what parents eat and drink and bring into the house; what is served at school; and, of course, what they like (Risks for Youths Who Eat…).” My little cousin Grecia has been like that for several years and can’t stop eating all the unhealthy products she is used to. She needs to live and eat healthier. Healthier lifestyle is choosing to live everyday doing things that will benefit your overall health. By decreasing childhood obesity and living a healthier lifestyle it will help lower any risks of health problems in the future such as Matlaga says that he and his colleagues aren’t sure why
My family eats out only once or twice a week and the other days we eat home cooked meals. Parents are to blame for childhood obesity because they have the means to teach their children but choose not to because they believe someone else will teach them. It is not the lack of a nutritional guide or large portion sizes at cheap prices it is the irresponsibility of parents that is the cause. If you do not teach your kids who
English Expository III September 15, 2011 Responsibility? In the article The Battle Against Fast Food begins at Home by Daniel Wientraub, he argues that it’s not the fast food industry or the video game manufactures that are at fault for children obesity, it is the parents who are at fault. Two arguments Wientraub made were, that parents are responsible for teaching their children good eating habits as well as good exercising habits. I agree with both those arguments. However the first argument he made which was that parents are in the best position to fight obesity , I disagree because parents don’t always know what their children are eating.
In the beginning of this class or should I say week one I was not taking time out to eat. I was so busy with working, school and taking care of my family that I ate whenever I thought about it. Now that I have been in this class I see it is important to try and eat at the same time each meal as to have balance in your metabolism and maintain your weight. Healthy foods are the best foods to eat, natural foods that have not been processed. I use to sometimes buy TV dinners and pot pies for my children because I was and still is today a very busy woman, but I want my children to develop healthy eating habits, so I stopped buying those process meals.
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?).