Judith reminds us in her essay” you can’t change specific eating behavior without addressing that way of life-without changing our culture of freely chosen expression of the American Way. This argument I agree with, because people of different cultures and ethnicity eat different food. Some food is more fattening and greasy then other foods; however people will eat what they want, for that is one of the points Warner makes. Overall the author talked about the positive influence Michelle Obama is attempting to do, by encouraging families and children to eat and healthy and exercise. In addition to trying to create a healthier America, Mrs. Obama is reaching out to communities and youth in an attempt to change America’s bad eating habits for a better future.
I used to think fast food is normal as the other types of food but after watching this video, I know that fast food not only can make a person become obese and depressing but also making that person addicted to it. With further useful information which the teacher taught me in reproductive anatomy, STDs, and drugs, I am certain that I will find those useful later in my life. The health class provided me with a lot of useful information about eating and living healthy. I like the way my teacher using group project as part of teaching health. It makes the class more interesting because the student can learn more in depth about what they have researched for the project.
The increase in eating disorders is just one of society’s problems as young girls are reading more magazines, watching TV and are being influenced by what they see, hear and read. These Fad diets also cause health problems as they can deplete the body of nutrients and vitamins. Government initiatives The Government are promoting Healthy Eating and Fitness in many different ways. They are trying to tackle health with programmes on healthy eating and exercise. They are doing school based intervention introducing healthy eating from an early age, ensuring schools provide fresh fruit daily and even introducing breakfast clubs into schools where children can have a healthy breakfast before school.
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. We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy, but we also have busy life-styles and find it all too easy to hit the drive-through before soccer practice or toast a pop-tart to eat on the way to school. We know our kids have access to school lunch, but we can’t always rely on that to be as healthy as we’d like it to be, and we really can’t guarantee that they will eat it. There are so many ads for junk food and fast food and sugary, chemical laden sodas out there, it can be hard to keep kids eating healthy. Children’s bodies are still growing and their brains are still developing, so it is critical that we make sure they are getting the nutrition that they need and develop healthy habits now.
Schools have an ideal opportunity to influence children’s diets. Breakfast clubs can help ensure that children eat a nutritious and filling meal at the start of the day. School meals can be made more appealing to children by being freshly prepared on the premises and served in a more conducive environment. Schools can teach the importance of healthy eating through PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and stimulate children’s interest in and provide access to different foods in cooking classes. There is a suggestion that combined with a poor diet; a lack of physical activity can lead to obesity.
The Importance of Nutrition for Infancy and Toddler-hood Infancy and toddler-hood are a very important time in an individuals grow and development. Most people are unaware as to the dramatic effects good nutrition or in many cases malnutrition have one the development of children in this stage of life can have. It is the goal of this essay to help enlighten caregivers of children in these delicate stages what they need in the way of nutrition, when to introduce solid food and milk, what negative effects poor nutrition can have, as well as highlight a few key factors that can contribute to obesity later in life. We as a society need to be aware of the impacts of good nutrition on our young children's lives. During the infancy and toddler stages good nutrition play such a large roll in the way our children develop both psychically and mentally.
Schools across the nation have been focused on our education since we were old enough to read. Nowadays, schools encompass a wide variety of education from athletic to the most controversial, health. Health classes have shown that school-based nutrition education can improve dietary practices that affect young persons' health, growth, and intellectual development. The school systems in the US should have more of a hand in students’ health concerns because it could be bad for self-esteem, basic health classes already create a broad scope of nutritional value and the schools are very influential to children. Obesity is an excess of body fat.
The part schools play in relation to health is always prone to change which can cause both positive and negative effects. Help received from parents or the local community can help a school interpose more effectively on health related matters. School-based healthy eating interventions ought to blend long-term behaviour orientated programme into the curriculum and support nutritional change by modifications in the school scenery, including the school meal service. In Kate`s case (refer to Kate`s case study- Finlay, L., Pearsons, C and Ram, S. (2010, p 88) Understanding Health) the school adopted several ways of influencing pupil`s health. One main action was physical exercise.
The concept of promoting health through preventive measures and the practice of good health habits is another way of saying: I want to maintain healthy and long life. Becoming aware of my current health status, and taking the necessary steps to maintain a balanced healthy life span determines my commitment in securing my present and future health. Many people do not focus on their health until they are sick or someone close becomes ill. It is very important for me to stay ahead when it comes to my health. One way that I promote my own wellness is adding more antioxidants to my diet such as garlic and ginger, fish and dairy products which has virus fighting properties and supports the immune system.
There are two reasons for this, first reason is the most obvious one, is to learn how to stop it. The second reason is because we want to cure it and prevent it from happening again. In order for us to lead a healthy lifestyle for us and the kids that are the future generations of this country. I will relate and talk about the effects that fast food chain restaurants have on families, especially when they don't have time to cook healthy meals. As well as illustrate different statistics that can help you understand a small aspect of how obesity occurs and what we can do to stop it.