John Doe Beth Eyres Essay 3 – Persuasive 7/4/12 School Lunches Many of us rely on schools to provide healthy nutritious lunches for our children. However, where does the food come from? The food our children eat daily, nine months out of the year is not all that it is made out to be. One in three children are overweight or obese? (www.cnpp.usda.gov) Also, two out of three school children eat what the National School Lunch Programs (NSLP) provides.
The trend of the locavore Many people have heard the terms carnivore, herbivore and omnivore but what is a locavore? In 2007 locavore was added to the Oxford American Dictionary, describing a person who eats food that is locally grown. In this essay three causes for the trend of the locavore movement will be discussed, the realization of energy used to produce food and transport it, the health benefits and how eating locally puts money back into the buyers own community. The most important cause of the locavore movement would have to be the realization people came to of how much energy is wasted with the mass production and transportation of food. In 2005 Jessica Prentice a San Francisco chef coined the term “locavore.’ A locavore is someone who only eats food that is grown locally.
Secondly, an examination of different class structures and they types of food consumed will be provided. An outline of illness and death as a result of food consumption will also be scrutinized. Wealthy extravagance and indulgence in food will also be examined, with links made between food consumption and control of social equilibrium. It will be evident within this paper that food was very much intertwined with a persons position in the community. Any deviation from the status resulted in some type of harm.
In order to survive and maintain a healthy lifestyle, everyone needs Food. How much do we actually know about the food we buy and serve to our families on a daily basis? There has been little awareness and understanding of food in America until the film Food Inc., which helps show us how our food is produced, packaged and sold in our native stores. Our nation’s food supply is being controlled by a few amounts of corporations that often put their income ahead of customer health. It’s time that the truth is heard about what we are putting into our bodies, and what is being hidden from us by the food industry.
By having the family do this exercise it will identify patterns that they can change and help to customize a dietary program for them. I would then have them identify what a realistic goal is for each family member, given that the Mom is basically a single mother during the week, the son is a diabetic with a fairly sedentary lifestyle and that the youngest member, the daughter is active in dance. I might also have a nutritionist come for a session to discuss what a healthy diet is and how easily they can achieve healthy eating even on a busy schedule or while traveling. A nutritionist would also be beneficial for the diabetic members of the household in explaining what they should eat and how to manage their diabetes in the most effective way. Outcome Evaluation I believe these interventions are appropriate for this family because they have a
Another economic issue that American families face today is being underemployed. Being underemployed is when you only a have part time job(s) or you take positions that only pay minimum wage. In order to feed their families some people are turning to the use of government assistance such as food stamps (SNAP). The United States Department of Agriculture (2012), states that all people who are already receiving food assistance (food stamps) will automatically qualify for free school meals for their children. The school meals help aid the families with
Critical Analysis Essay “Food Cops on the Prowl” Obesity is one of the most serious problems of the childhood in the present. There are a lot of reasons to lead the obesity in young people. The article “Food Cops on the Prowl” pointed out the marketing of food companies is one of the important causes of childhood obesity. According to Pierce Hollingsworth (2004), there was so many causes lead to childhood obesity, not only the food marketing. He showed some causes of childhood obesity, and he thought that people should care more about the other causes.
November 7, 2009 English 1101 Ms. Kellen Annotated Bibliography Brody, Jane E. “When School Is Out, Getting Good Food In.” The New York Times N.p. N.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2009 [->0] This article covers the overall health of children, and although the school lunches play a part in poor nutrition, parents can also be blamed. The author of the article is a journalist from the New York Times that seems to have done much research on the health issues of children and in the school system.
| Evidence | The government has given us the choice to eat what we want but we tend not to eat healthier but only junk food. The federal School was issued a new, healthier lunch dietary guideline. First lady Michelle Obama helps students from Washington with eating healthier in the schools. “Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. Billions of dollars in advertising messages, food sold everywhere-in gas stations, vending machines, libraries and stores that sell clothing, books, office supplies, cosmetics and drugs-and huge portions of food at bargain prices (Par 7).” | Explanation (how it supports your argument) | If they wouldn’t sell junk food everywhere people go.
Negotiation for Fertilizer One Acre Fund (OAF) was founded by Andrew Youn in 2006 as a non-profit organization. By working with the poorest populations in Africa, OAF’s vision is “Empowering the chronically hungry to pull themselves out of poverty.” (One Acre Fund Site). Their goal is not to give food away, but to provide necessary resources (seed, fertilizer, and education) to farm families owning up to one acre of land to grow enough food to feed themselves and ideally a surplus, which can be used for sale and family income. OAF’s business model is to purchase fertilizer in bulk and distribute 25 kg bags to each farmer. Farmers are also taught how to use the fertilizer effectively with seed.