Junk Food Should Be Banned In Schools

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Another controversial debate has arisen recently and the topic is whether or not junk food should be banned in schools. One side believes that students have the freedom to choose whatever they what to eat. While the other side argues that junk food needs to be replaced by a healthier alternative. There are plenty of different arguments that these sides believes in. For the concern of the health and wellness of the students, schools must completely ban all junk food in school. It has been implied by a number of news sources and other people that school junk food bans are not effective. But this is clearly not the case. In a study conducted by Harvard Universtiy, children gained less weight from fifth to eighth grade if they lived in states …show more content…

The overly processed fatty/sugary foods do not contain much fibers, which are important for healthy bowel movement. From the lack of fibers gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis can occur. Junk food can pose deadly threats to children if they are continued to be sold, especially a diet of junk food will deter a child’s growth development. Schools need to set a good example for nutritious eating for students in order to decrease these risks. Thirdly, the consumption of junk food can cause mental health problems which can lead to the reduction of student school performances. A poor diet definitely impacts a person’s mental state in negative way. In fact, the risk of depression increased 80% when you compare teens with a low-quality diet to those with a high quality diet. The risk of attention-deficit disorder aso increases by 50% (Miller). A good nutritious diet is crucial for brain development. If you eat food that nourishes you then it becomes protein-building blocks, enzymes, brain tissue, and neurotransmitters that transfer information and signals between various parts of the brain and body. Certain dietary patterns are linked to changes in proteins in the brain which increase connections between brain cell. A diet containing omega-3s and zinc boosts levels of that substance while a diet of saturated fat and sugars has a very potent negative impacts on brain proteins. A proper diet can fill your body with healthy

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