Should Changes Be Made to the Regulations for Foods, Served in Public Schools?

1058 Words Mar 11th, 2014 5 Pages
Should changes be made to the regulations for foods, served in public schools?

Introduction Regulations for foods, served in public schools are a matter of great concern as it is essential for the purpose of creating a healthier lifestyle for children studying in public schools. The government has supported several children through the free education and free food program. But the quality of this food is not at par with the standard of the food quality approved by nutritionists so it needs to be changes. The foods do not contain fresh fruits, green vegetables, pulses or right amount of any nutrition filled foods so it is required to change the menu as differently as it can be so that proper nutrition can be given.
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The lack of nutrition in food is resulting in the following problems: Problem 1: Health issues like obesity Health issues like obesity are rampant due to low levels of nutrition in food served in public schools. Childhood obesity is a serious disaster in today's world as it is on the reverse spectrum of as eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa, but still carries with it serious health implications that can affect an individual throughout their lifetime. One specific factor playing a role in childhood obesity is the fact that the food eaten by children is not nutritious. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically over the last three decades, and conditions in many communities continue to act as barriers to healthy eating and adequate physical activity. Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that has adverse and potentially long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Perhaps most shocking, life expectancy for today’s children may be shortened in the United States because of the impact of childhood obesity (Olshansky and Ludwig, 2005). Problem 2: Poor immunity Poor immunity is another problem caused due to unhealthy food and low levels or insufficient levels of nutrition in food consumed. When in case of a public school this food is consumed on a regular basis, it results in a lower level of immunity development among children, thus leading to eventual loss of health in students of public
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