Beside that junk foods also contains addictives in them, these will cause behavioral problems in children such as hyperactivity and poor concentration (Smith 2005). Therefore it can clearly be seen that junk food is unhealthy and should be banned from schools. Besides that, the sale of junk food will most probably contribute to litter problem (Smith 2005). Beverage cans, crisp packets, cartons and plastic containers are seen everywhere in the school compound due to the sales of junk food. Thus schools need to spent quite an amount of money, time and effort to clean up the mess in schoolgrounds(The Food Show 2005).
Unless you are informed about how to read nutrition labels and make the right choices, you may be eating more unhealthy food than you realize. This is where the debate between public and private responsibility comes in. Whose fault is it for the rising obesity rates? In “Personal Responsibility And Obesity: A Constructive Approach To A Controversial Issue,” Brownell, K. D., Kersh, R., Ludwig, D. S., Post, R. C., Puhl, R. M., Schwartz, M. B., & Willett, W. C. (2010) argue that personal responsibility can be embraced as a value by placing priority on legislative and regulatory actions such as improving school nutrition, menu labeling, altering industry marketing practices, and even such controversial measures as the use of food taxes that create healthier defaults, thus supporting responsible behavior and bridging the
1. Explain the ethical dilemma and explain why it is a dilemma. Our government needs to do something to turn the growing wave of obesity in our country but is taxing unhealthy foods the answer? Despite no clear evidence of a link between obesity and eating unhealthy food there is a movement to tax what we put in our mouths. However, does eating unhealthy food cause obesity or does obesity cause one to eat unhealthy food (Marlow, 2013)?
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
The government and our society should educate parents, and kids on how children should be eating and how to control the junk and unhealthy food problem which has become a national issue because what has been done is still not enough to solve the problem. Everyone should learn nutrition and healthy food by awareness campaigns and programs to solve the problem of unhealthy food. The government must create restrictions and supervision on restaurants and food companies to make sure that the quality of the food that is sold in schools is suitable for our children. This can by ordering school canteens not to sell unhealthy food with additives and other chemicals that are harmful and they should sell healthy food. This is also not enough because children buy the food that they cannot get at the school from different supermarkets in the streets.
The paleo Diet is a high fat, low carb diet. Normally any diet that encourages lots of fat consumption should be avoided unless you are trying to gain wait. But the Paleo diet claims that if the fat come from high quality fats like avocados or coconuts then the fat is mostly converted to energy not stored fat. Some of the advantages in this diet is that its very holistic; it takes more work to prep your food, your food is better quality, it helps with things like acne and other skin problems, and its anti-inflammatory. Some disadvantages are that on a short term basis it can be more expensive, it takes a lot of discipline and work and its not convenient (especially at colleges) My perspective on this diet is that its a little bit too extreme.
Therefore, I strongly think that the sale of the junk food in school canteens should be banned for the sake of everyone. First, junk food draws up the health issue among the children. Most junk foods are high in fat, salt and sugars (Family Journal, 2005). Therefore, excessive intake of junk food leads to weight gain and followed by obesity due to the high fat content in junk food. Subsequently, the obesity will then lead to heart disease, osteoarthritis and other cancers.
Going on a diet is not just limiting the food you take in, but also adjusting your eating habit. You should avoid eating high-calorie food because that would store more and more fat in your body. One of the most common high-calorie foods is fast foods. Most people like fast foods on account of their accessibility and convenience. However, fast foods are filled with fat, preservatives, and cholesterol that could lead to obesity or damage your health.
We all know that childhood obesity has risen and we have to figure out the fundamental reason of our children's overweight. There are multiple factors that play a role in childhood obesity, but the most common reasons are: overeating, lack of exercise and parents are not responsible for their children's good health. First, in the food industry, they advertised through the media and sell worst kind of junk food contains a high fat, high sugar and salty food. Many fast food combos have come with sugar sodas instead of natural fruit juices. One of the craziest things we encounter is the lack of consideration of high calorie; high sugar drinks in the diet.
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.