Macintyre et al found that the media have a major impact both on what people eat and also their attitudes to certain foods. However, researchers also state that many eating behaviours are limited by personal circumstances. Thus, people appear to learn from the media about healthy eating but must place this information within the broader context of their lives. Studies between parental modelling/social learning theory have been supported by Birch and Fisher in his study of mothers and daughters. They found that the best predictors of the daughters eating behaviour were the mothers dietary restraint and their perception of the risks of the daughters becoming overweight.
Parents are the ultimate authority when it comes down to what their children eat. Of course they can’t all always see what their children eat, but if they teach them healthy eating habits they’re less likely to go for the wrong food choice. (junk food) “encourage these kinds of simple polices in the home, they might make some progress against the purveyors of fat food and cholesterol.” (Wientraub paragraph 6) Parents tell their children what to eat from birth they might as well teach them healthy eating habits. Exercise should be an essential part of life. Parents should teach their children good exercise habits as well.
Proper nutrition is absolutely essential during childhood as it is a critical time for growth and development of the body. Ingrained eating habits that lead to these diseases are very difficult to reverse. Poor nutrition creates many potential short and long term risks. Aside from obesity, possible long-term effects include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes and some cancers, along with mental health issues including anxiety, learning disabilities and even depression. Proper nutrition starts at home and parents need to learn how they can improve the quality of their children’s nutrition and instill the good habits that will ensure they have the greatest chance for a healthy, successful future.
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
Certainly you are not alone in being shocked and disgusted by Swift’s proposal! He states a plethora of atrocities such as how to cook children – babies! - (p. 803) and how they are best prepared. However, the reaction this evokes is exactly what Swift wants. He wanted to show his audience the desperation of the situation that Ireland, his home country, was put through.
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
Becky Guertler, Student Number 000211517 (LUT1) Presenter’s Script: Introduction: Would you knowingly starve your children? There are children in America who are starving and are malnourished no matter how much they eat. This is exactly what happens to children and adults affected by Celiac Sprue. Thesis Statement: It is important to understand how Celiac Sprue affects children in order to provide the proper nutrition to them as they grow and to teach them how important it is to choose to eat gluten free foods throughout their lives. Doing so will teach them how to stay healthy from childhood to adulthood.
Our kids deserve to be taught to truly enjoy eating healthy amounts of healthful foods, and to enjoy, to revel in, active play – preferably before the bad habits even start. Elias Zerhouni, MD (2005), director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) had this to say: We need to act now to prevent obesity in our children. Obesity is a high priority at NIH. This year, we will spend about $440 million on a range of research on this important problem. Dr. Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD (2005), professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University agrees: You can raise a child to enjoy healthy eating and to be selective about food choices.
According to BBC News (2013a), the numbers of UK schools are begin with their own farms in educating pupils is increasing. Pupils are staring up with doing farm work can help them grow up better with basic knowledge such as where the food comes from, animal welfare, poor diet and waste. However, thing always has two sides. The worst thing happen is how pupils feel when they know that the animals fate that they are taking care everyday with love definitely belong to slaughter and become a nutrition food for their meals. It has a little bit influence on pupils’ thinking and ethics, but it’s also the morally method to let them know how difficult their life will be in the future, and force them try to live with the problem they have to face with.
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?).