Obesity can often be the consequence of living in a household that instill unhealthy eating habits. Schools can be a positive influence on teens early in life so that obese teens can lead into their adult lives with healthier habits. With these healthier habits, they may likely have more energy to become positive influences in others lives to be healthy and be able to do more. If schools can make such an impact on students’ lives, they should try, even if they needed to sacrifice extra money or instructional time. In 2007, there was a study that only one fifth of high school students had eaten fruits and vegetables at least five times a day in a week (Wexler, 2010). While it is unreasonable to force someone to eat these foods, if they are regularly offered as part of school lunches, students may eat them if they have finished the rest of their lunch and are hungry. Schools should be encouraged to even add fruits and vegetables to vending machines for healthier options.
Today, more people suffer from weight and health problems than people from twenty years ago. You may ask why is that, and what is the difference between us today and the people of the last generation? Well, one main difference is the high-fat and low fat foods that we eat. High-fat and low-fat diets can be the cause of half our problems. People today; choose some sort of diet to help their weight problems. But many people do not know what the bad intake of some foods can do to you.
Should changes be made to the regulations for the foods that are served in public schools? This can be a very controversial question to most people; children with obesity, parents who do not care and for who does care about the health of the children and teachers who only wants what is best for the benefit of the children. This paper will attempt to explain and convince the unknown of why it is very important for our public schools to have a healthy eating curriculum for the children that attends there. If society can find a way to come together for the children of the community to fight to have healthier foods in the community, come together and provide counsel to the children of what healthy eating is all about. This paper will
Our school does not include a nutritional education program. If we implement this class, we need to make it a required class for all classmen. “Nutrition education programs are found primarily in schools within the lowest and highest rates of childhood obesity,” (Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School). This shows that most schools do not include nutritional classes in their curriculum. Those in need are missing out. We can be a guidance for them at an early age to help them in the future. “Percentage of students who were overweight rose from 18 percent to 31 percent,” (Good Nutrition Deserves the Old College Try). As you can see, students in college became overweight quickly. If we can include an education at our school that teaches them to eat healthily we can lower that number. The importance of this is that with an education it can help you in the future. Including a nutritional education program at our school can help kids make healthy food choices that would stick with them
Why Obesity in Schools Should be Prevented Did you know that school lunch can make you obese? Many schools don’t use fresh fruit and vegetables, which can contribute to students having a higher chance for obesity. Obesity in schools should be prevented because Obesity in childhood can add up to health problems that can stay with you for your entire life. In adults, overweight and obesity contribute to the increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar), high blood pressure, some cancers, and other conditions.
Many schools don’t have a grip on how unhealthy foods in schools are effecting the students. Also obesity can lead to illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. This is why I believe my school should make their lunches healthier by talking with the students, make the student have something healthier on their lunch trays or even have a salad bar. They can even ban sugary drinks and snacks. Also have the students stay active during school by having them in physical education. Sports can also help a lot of students stay active, healthy and prevents them from any danger that can come from obesity. This will help my school and may schools around the
To begin, we need to limit what children eat more strictly because many children have become obese because of what they eat in school. Children do not prefer to eat the healthy things at home or in restaurants because they crave sugar. Sugar is in many of the food choices at schools, so therefore kids choose to eat the unhealthy things at school instead. For example, more than twenty hours a week is spent at school, so for twenty
I believe their should be rules regulating health and nutrition in schools. if I were a school official I would make the rules more lenient. I would make getting a fruit or vegetable mandatory, but I would let you choose the serving and choose only what you want to eat. there is no point in forcing food on children it would just waste money.
Addition of more whole grains in daily and regular food intake can be beneficial in many different ways. Making this change in their eating habit will tremendously improve the health of the person. But what are the things present in these whole grains and how they benefit the person on its consumption? In this article we are going to discuss about it.
In today’s society it has become increasingly easier for families and children to consume an unhealthy diet on a day to day basis. Daily activities such as physical activity and eating a healthier more nutritious diet are the two main things that can prevent obesity. Once a child learns negative eating habits they are hard to break and typically follow them into adult hood. This can lead to many health problems in the future, but that can all be avoided if we teach healthy habits while children are young. The best place for children to pick up on healthy eating habits outside of their homes is at school. This is because many children consume a large portion of their meals at school. I propose to Superintendent, Rick Smith to consider some changes that can easily be made in order to make Hamilton County schools healthier and lower the obesity rate. If schools in Hamilton County start to promote healthier eating habits, more physical
Wrong dieting is the leading cause of obesity which means that improving the school diet will reduce the chance of being obese. Obesity has doubled over the past two decades and is expected to keep increasing if something isn’t done about the state of junk food in public schools. Children spend most of their early lives in school so it only makes sense that they are provided healthy and nutritious food. Obesity also has huge long term effects on children and it is beneficial that they receive a good healthy diet as they grow to prevent future health complications. Authors Deborah Lee and Nancy Sprague confirm that “Public health experts and nutritionists know that obese children are likely to grow into obese adults.” (Point: Public Schools 5). Children who are obese at a young age are more likely to become obese and develop long term illnesses like type 2 diabetes and heart failure. The older they get, the harder it is for them to get rid of the excess fat. Another key reason as to why junk food
Trans-Fats are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in nature, margarine, snack foods, packaged baked goods, and fried fast food. There are two main types of trans-fats, Naturally occurring and Artificial. Naturally occurring trans-fats mostly come from animals. These Trans-fats are produced in the gut of animals. When those animals are produced into foods, the new foods have contracted the trans-fats that were produced. Artificial trans-fats are created in an industrialized process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetables oils to make them more solid. Either way you can find trans-fats in most processed foods and naturally in meat and dairy products
Dr. Josh Axe says, “Many schools rely on high energy, yet low nutrient value foods to fill up their students. ” This leads to children receiving foods of higher calories per serving than recommended. The costs of fresh foods, fruits, and vegetables, are sadly too high in price for schools to make an option for the students. Instead they are being served high processed foods. Swaminathan shows how, ”Kids who eat lunches served by their schools are almost 60 percent more likely to be overweight or obese when compared to children who bring their lunch from home.” Many students end up eating over half of their caloric intake at school with their breakfast and lunch. Considering the poor nutritional value and high fat options given to the students, their exceeding the recommended caloric intake and ingesting foods that can even raise their LDL (bad) cholesterol. Due to the high amount of calories, sugars and fat, these students are gaining weight and could even be setting themselves up for medical problems in the
A poor diet is not just a K-12 problem limited to school lunch choices. Surrounded by fast food chains, sit down restaurants, vending machines, and commercials Americans exposed to a variety of food choices throughout the day. We can try to change diets in school with forced guidelines and limited food choices, but without guidance and education, the attempt is futile. It is more beneficial to teach rather than to force anyone, especially children to do something. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Educating students about nutrition will give them the tools they need to make healthy food choices outside of school lunches, decreasing obesity rates and its human and financial costs.
A low-fat diet can be helpful if you have pancreatitis or a gallbladder condition. With these conditions, your pancreas and gallbladder have trouble digesting fats. A healthy eating plan with less fat will help rest your pancreas and gallbladder and reduce your symptoms.