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Changing School Lunches

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How many people in the United States are using weight loss pills, or are on some sort of diet? How many people suffer obesity in some sort of way where they need surgery or medication? Many people in America are dealing with this phenomenon that has been happening in the past decade. A major source of obesity is coming from children’s eating patterns in their young life at schools and at home. School lunches have caused a big impact on children with giving them many unhealthy choices with a minimal amount of healthy choices. Obesity has been a major problems in schools around America and need to be solved. Changing school lunches for non-processed foods and more healthy options will positively change students eating habits and weight.
About one in three american students who eat school lunches daily are in some way obese or overweight as of 2015. People in general have been experiencing a new problem in the last decade; obesity rates have been drastically increasing. School lunches may be a big contributor to these increasing percentages in overweight and obesity. The percentages have increased about 18% from tests in 1973 to 1974, to tests in 2003 to 2004. Many schools in other countries have a lower obesity rate because they server non processed foods. If schools were to change their lunches to non
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In fact, in a survey of high school seniors, only three out of every 10 report eating vegetables “nearly” every day. Of the vegetables consumed, one-fourth is in the form of french fries or potato chips. Students are school are not making the right decision when it comes to picking their own food. The number of obese Americans soared during the 1980s and 1990s, doubling among adults in the U.S. and tripling among children. This problem has started a while back and we have been taking minimal effort to change anything to
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