Instead of making the students throw away the healthy food, why not serve tasty food that’s also healthy? If I were to give an example, I would say cheeseburger. Even the pizza schools serve are extra
For many college students, dining halls and other dining facilities are essential because they provide daily nutrition. Campus dining feeds millions of students, and may even be the only meals that some students can get. College students spend thousands on meal plans every year, so when it comes to dining it is important that it is clean, sustainable and most importantly convenient. On campus dining services have failed at working around college student’s schedules. Most dining facilities close around the time of 9:30 p.m. or even earlier forcing students to seek alternative options that cause them to empty their pockets, and go off campus when unnecessary. College campuses should extend dining hours and require at least one dining hall to
Listening to conversations about food on campus, I found that there was a common theme last year: it was difficult to find healthy food on campus.
The College Diet and Its Effect On Eating Habits Food -- it is a necessity. There is not one person who does not think about it on a daily basis. For a college student, the quality of food available is not always to the highest of standards. Many students can not afford to buy expensive food or eat out on a regular basis. Many times their only option left is to eat from their school’s dining halls.
Making us students lose our forces of the lack proteins most of the lunch is junk food, there even some food that are not even lunch material their like something you should snack on. If the school stop serving unhealthy processed food they can help us and future student from getting any healthy issue. By making these change we can stop obesity and any other
Obesity has risen over the years. The United States now has one of the highest obesity rates. Bad eating habits are usually the cause of this pandemic. For the past few decades, college dorm foods have led to these habits. The more unhealthy food choices are, the harder it is for people to resist these foods. Colleges serve a variety of unhealthy food in their dining halls that contributes to students’ lower GPA. By eating healthier, students can maintain a healthy weight, focus better in school, and increase their school performance to a higher grade point average (GPA).
Perhaps the biggest factor that causes students to gain weight is the adjustment from eating at home to eating at college. A student from Chicago State University wrote in the school paper that, “Students in their first year away from home are sometimes not experienced in choosing foods or balanced meals” (French). The free-for-all campus style eating allows for unlimited choices of food and no parents to tell students what they can or cannot eat. Dietitian Ann Litt is also quoted in a Washington Post article in stating that, “the all you can eat concept in most college food services is an invitation overeat” (Linder). College dining halls are set up like fast food restaurants, and some even contain a McDonalds or a Pizza Hut. Fast food style eating really has no nutritional value, other than lots of fat and calories. In an article which examined the ways which students eat nutritional professor Christina Economos stated that more than fifty percent of students are eating too much fat, and seventy to eighty percent are getting too much saturated fat. She states that lack of fruit and vegetable consumption and the eating of mostly processed food is the main cause of weight gain among students (Linder). When students enter the dining hall they need to remind themselves that eating healthy is important.
According to the Las Vegas Sun’s education reporter, who did some quality control spot checks on various campuses he said that “it is not about how much the kids eat or where they get the food from, it’s more about setting them on a healthier path to adulthood when their choices are no longer anyone’s responsibility but their own” So as a long term goal, they plan on educating and informing students about obesity and getting them on the right path. A short term goal that Nevada public schools tried was eliminating food sales on campus just to find out that the convenience stores were reporting massive high sales in the mornings and right after
As a result of the bad food, students do not eat in the cafeteria. They walk out of the cafeteria without eating. They can’t focus on their work because they are hungry. Students survive on snacks and junk food, which is also unhealthy.
Today, college students are not getting enough nutrition in their foods to lead a healthy life. For example, in a paper written by,
Having bad eating habits can cause vastly eating disorders and illnesses. Students attending college that do not eat right are most likely to conceive an illness or become overweight. “An unhealthy diet is a major risk factor for becoming overweight and obese,” (McNight). Freshman 15 is most likely to get to the students that have This is something to think about when it comes to meal plans. The majority of the meal plans offered at any college are high in fats and calories. By consuming all of these foods you are more likely to having this problem.
2. Being a college student has greatly improved the way I eat now not just because I am in college, but also because I am in a developed country where I have better nutritious options. Moreover, I have taken
Students need healthy, nutritious food choices to fuel their mind and bodies. Students experiencing food insecurity either don’t have enough food to eat or are eating a poor, nutrient- deficient diet. Either way, poor diets can affect the student’s physical and mental health which can lead to interruptions in their learning. Universities need to gather statistics on the portion of their student population affected by food insecurity and work towards a remedy. Not only does the student benefit from university interventions, but the university benefits by graduating students that are healthy, well-educated and have an instilled sense of the community involvement needed to invest in the future.
Method: Conduct a study in fall 2011 and spring of 2012, Minnesota Community College. The number of 441 students enrolled in study called ‘Choosing Healthy Options in College Environments and Settings (CHOICES).’
The eating habits of THS students are concerning. Kids around campus are walking to classes and eating unhealthy foods. They are eating chips such as Hot Cheetos, Doritos, and Cheez-its. The students are also able to get burritos, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and even salads. The students could make their eating habits a lot better by simply waiting in the line and getting something better than some chips. They are not the only ones that are at fault. The teacher's help in the students bad eating habits by selling them the chips, pop tarts, and even soda. The school tries their best to make the food they give the students as healthy as they can be but they are not able to do the best because we do not have the money to go and get more healthy options like organic fruits and vegetables. They are putting unhealthy snacks like candy, chips, and ice cream in the vending machine. The school tells students not to go off campus during lunch to get fast food but they just ignore that and get unhealthy food as McDonald's, In and Out, and Taco truck anyway. When they do this it is better for the sense of them