After decades of lies and industry propaganda, the truth is finally coming out: junk food kills. Even after the effort of some states to tax soda pop, require healthier school lunches, or mandate calorie information in chain restaurants, obesity rates are still growing. Studies have shown that school organic gardens, salad bars and healthy lunches improve the health and academic performance of young people. Healthy eating habits and gardening skills nurtured and developed at an early age most often have a lifetime impact. A 100% tax on junk food and beverages would help pay for the collateral damages of this industry: the $150 billion in diet-related disease and health-care costs now incurred by the public and taxpayers for obesity and diabetes.
For many people, solutions to weight gain will be found both in new dietary behaviors and in medicines that come from labs where researchers study how the body burns and stores fat. To the extent that obesity is the result of a child’s inability to say “no” to a supersized meal, we should teach restraint just as Critser advises. But his behavioral fix will not work for everyone, and parents should be instructed on what to do when teaching restraint, alone, fails to keep their children reasonably trim. A more serious problem with Critser’s argument 5 is his use (twice) of the word “gluttony” and the judgmental attitude it implies. Early in the essay Critser argues that American parents need “to promulgate .
It higher the sugar which increases fat but it makes no sense buying 2 or 3 little bottles that can equal the same amount as the big cans. According to “The New York Post,” people are losing weight, like 45 year old Rachelle Conley who lost 91 pounds from her 279 total pounds in 3 years. In other words, some people like drinking soda. Some
For thousands of American’s healthy eating habits is second nature. Many choose healthy foods to prevent disease, prevent obesity, and promote longevity. However, many Americans have formed poor eating habits early, and the rate of obesity, healthcare costs due to disease, and health complications continues to rise. Healthy eating provides a better quality life because healthy foods and nutrients have been proven to fight against disease and prevent obesity. The Obesity rate today among adults and adolescents versus 20 years ago is devastating.
middle and high schools that still offer sugary drinks and less healthy foods for purchase. Students have access to sugary drinks and less healthy foods at school throughout the day from vending machines and school canteens, at fundraising events, school parties, and sporting events. Children born in 2000 have a 1-in-3 chance of developing type 2 diabetes during their lifetime. If the childhood obesity epidemic is not reversed, our society will bear the pain and cost of high rates of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and other obesity-related chronic diseases. This is why we have made the necessary steps to align our local schools with "The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" and revamping our breakfast and lunch menu so, our kids can get the nutrition they need along with the physical activity to be
“More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute). With a number as high as this, lowering the drinking age would only increase this ongoing problem of underage drinking. It has even been proven by the Marin Institute to be the leading cause of death among teenagers. Many adults feel as if the 18 to 21 age groups cannot handle drinking responsibly, then they should not be permitted to use it. Alcohol is a very serious depressant and one of the leading problems for death (Hanson, 2007).
Daisy Corona Mrs.Montgomerey English 4 20 August 2012 Fast Food: Who’s to blame? Daniel Weintraub’s the author of “The Battle against Fast Food Begins in the Home” implies that American children with in the years have gained unnecessary pounds due to fast food and the only ones responsible to that concept are the parents. He affirms that the parents are in the best position to fight the epidemic of overweight children. I agree that Parents are responsible for teaching healthy eating and exercise habits. It is time to get parents to take the same responsibility to protect their children from unhealthy foods and lack of exercise.
“’Come on. Take a drink.’ ‘One drink won’t kill you.’ ‘It’s fun.’ ‘EVERYONE is doing it.’” Most teenagers eighteen years old or younger have probably heard one of these saying one or more times in their lifetime. Lowering the drinking age to eighteen would increase the chances of kids and teens hearing these comments. There are already 11 teens that die each day due to alcohol related crashes. Lowering the drinking age would increase the teen alcohol related car crashes each year.
Frequent consumption of these high calorie low nutrient foods may lead to serious weight gain (FRAC). In order to aid in the prevention of obesity and also keep the industry in business, many large corporations have been working to cut calories out of the products consumed by the public. Twenty three major food and beverage companies including Coca-Cola, Kraft, Nestle, and Subway have signed up to remove five million calories daily from the national diet, through reformulation of the product and fresh marketing techniques (Hegarty). These companies initiative to aide in the prevention of obesity has won them praise of many and will lead to further growth within the industry. It is hoped that many other large food corporations will also put forth the effort to aide in diminishing
One-third of young US girls, about 820,000, become pregnant before they turn 20 (80% are unmarried) and 4 million American teens contract an STD each year. (Teen Sex- Do Abstinence Only Programs Discourage Teen Sex? Web) With these statistics, it is apparent that teens are not making wise decisions regarding their own health and well-being. Nothing is more serious and personal than your health, and teens don’t seem to be able to grasp the gravity of the situation. Teens are bombarded with sex education, and yet have the highest STD rates in the country.