I disagree completely that we as Americans suffer from lack of information about nutrition in fast food. Every capable adult knows that eating anything in a fast food restaurant is bad for you. They need to stop being lazy and letting their kids eat fast food frequently, especially if their kids are not very active. It is the responsibility of the parents to feed their kids three healthy meals a day and to make sure that they are maintaining a healthy diet. I do not believe that if fast food industries started putting nutrition labels on their food that it would have a significant difference on the amount of food that people eat.
So since they have low income they only thing they can do is go buy fast food. Arken and Houston also state more causes of obesity in the inner-city, “Obesity is determined by many factors (e.g inactivity, high-fat diet cultural preference)”(2).The culture the parents put their child in is basically by forced because of their living situation. With the low income it’s hard for the African American people to take their child to get health insurance, so they can’t receive advice from the medical establishment on how to prevent obesity. In, “Facing Up to Childhood Obesity” Phillips states the effects of inactivity in Great Britain. Arken and Houston do the same in Obesity in Inner-City African
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.
In “The battle against fast food begins in the home” by Daniel Weintraub he is stating that parents are at fault for children’s obesity and their eating habits. Weintraub also says that the food companies shouldn’t be blamed for people gaining weight and becoming unhealthy by eating their food all the time. In this article Weintraub is blaming the parents which in my opinion is correct for him to do that because parents should teach their children what to eat and what not to eat. I don’t understand how people could blame a food company for making them fatter. That is absurd; if people don’t want to gain weight then they shouldn’t eat there or allow their children to eat there if they are going to complain about it.
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
The food children will eat is not what you will find in an average cookbook. Behind the tasteful burgers and fries are food technologists and food engineers producing artificial “flavorful food”. Many kids at a young age are still forming their eating habits, if children continue eating fast food this will lead to adult obesity. Not only are people that are consuming the food in danger, the workers manufacturing are also in great danger as
I can see the concern, but I have also had lunch at school with my kids and seen the reality. One of the main reasons behind these changes to school food regulations is to promote healthy eating habits in school age children. The reality is that children do not eat their food, and they throw it away. Parents, who visit their children during lunch, take in fast food for them to eat. At the end of the day, the child is hungry, and most parents stop by the favorite fast food to get dinner as part of their busy lives.
Meanwhile, our already poor school loses profit to these fast food restaurants. The lunch staff works hard to make a good lunch. If students were to go out to eat, time, money, and food would be wasted. If people bought school lunch instead of fast food, the school would have more money to make even better lunches. If an open campus is allowed, the school
People don’t realize what they are doing for our future generations. Because of how fast food companies are targeting younger children, they are setting up their minds to automatically want fast food. In some minds this is repulsive in others its just another way to make a lump of money. Our world is changing very quickly and fast food restaurants are popping up faster than the flowers in spring. Americans are becoming comfortable with fast food and unhealthy choices.
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.