A fast food meal may contain 900-1600 calories, which is almost half of the calories most people need each day. Fast food such as poutine, contains saturated fat, which our body will not be able to burn. The salt and sugar in fast food is more than our body needs, which is not healthy for our body. Teenagers need to learn how to make healthy food choices. Another reason why fast food should be banned from high school cafeterias is because it is a waste of money.
David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around. He made a point to show health concerns with being obese and eating fast food regularly, such as type two diabetes which has risen about twenty-five percent since 1994. This raise in diabetes also requires much funding for the United States to spend to try to find a cure. David explains how there is very few alternatives for the youth of America because those health alternatives are more expensive and harder to find. False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers.
Wikipedia defines dieting as: restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight. Now, the words 'special kinds' means those foods that possess low glycemic index. Additionally, foods that do not raise the blood sugar immediately after consumption are known as low glycemic foods. For instance, you must always look for food that are rich in fiber. Coming back to dieting, since people are unaware of the genuine and correct techniques of dieting, they often face issues like nutrient deficiencies, electrolyte imbalance, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and much more.
Assignment 2.1: The Public Needs to Know English 115 02.05.2015 The current status of school meals is that they are full of fat and do not contain enough nutritious value. There are changes that need to be made in order to preserve the health and wellbeing of the children in society. The changes to be made are in the school breakfast and lunch programs. In order to effectively change the program you have to understand the economic issues, the population that is being served and their needs, the process and the benefits of the program. One major economic issue is the rising ate of unemployment.
How Poverty Affects Obesity English 135 How Poverty Affects Obesity How fast would you die if you didn’t have food? A better question might be how fast could you die if you did have food? Americans are slowly eating themselves to death; getting larger and larger and the more financially disadvantaged you are the quicker the food you are eating will kill you. Obesity also has a stronghold on the weakest of society, the children. Although obesity in adults continues to rise, the citizens of this nation are accustomed and less attuned to this issue.
With more help we can limit the number of teenagers that remain obese until theiran adult. One of the big reasons teenage obesity is common is that teens have poor eating habits. These habits can change but there has to be motivation. Teens need someone or a group of people to show them they care. When a teenager eats a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, large fries, and has a soft drink with it they are consuming up to 1131 calories where the average teen only needs between 1800 and 2100 calories per day.
It is a bad habit not to eat dinner but I pay for it in the morning because I’m starving. In between the normal meals I consume whatever junk food I can get on the go, like ice cream, candy, or cookies. This is no where near what I should have based on a healthy diet. According to the food pyramid I do not get the needed amounts in the various food groups. Based on the food pyramid I am supposed to consume a 2000 calorie diet.
When I went to a buffet recently, I was quite shocked when I saw the amount of food thrown away. The all-you-can-eat concept see customers take more food than they can finish and some customers find it embarrassing to take- away the leftover food as the practice is seen to go against social norms. Food is not just wasted by consumers; it is wasted by food retailers as well. Studies show that about 10% of the fruits and vegetables produced are being thrown away because they look ugly, damaged or less than perfect, even though they are perfectly fine to consume. Not only is wasting food a waste of money, it also harms the environment.
According to the American Obesity Association (2002), obesity is a “complex, multi-factorial chronic disease involving environmental (social and cultural) and genetic, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and psychological components.” AOA points out that approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, with 60 million being obese. Overweight is defined as a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or more and obesity is 30 or more. Added to the health problems engendered by excess body weight is the social stigmatization faced by excessively overweight people, mainly young women and youngsters. A 2001 scientific study found “clear and consistent stigmatization, and in some cases discrimination….in three important areas of living: employment, education and healthcare” (Obese people suffer bias…). In addition, overweight and obese people are portrayed in a negative way in the media, including television and movies.
Over time, hunger slows physical and mental development in children and leaves them more vulnerable to illness and disease. For example, respiratory and diarrhea infections are common in undernourished children, and even diseases of vitamin A deficiency, which can cause blindness, anemia, caused by iron deficiency and goiter due to iodine deficiency. Undernourished adults lose weight, are progressively weakened, and become apathetic, less creative and imaginative, and more irritable. Although acute hunger or famine receives more attention from the world’s news media, it should be remembered that the great majority of hunger deaths come not from starvation but from nutrition-related sicknesses and diseases. Hunger, malnutrition and under nutrition are all terms used to describe aspects of this problem.