I feel that junk food should be banned in schools. One day we will become adults and this is preparing us for the choices we have to make when we are older. For your body to function properly, it needs quality nutrients. The junk food for our school was chips, samosas etc etc. Individuals should be responsible enough to balance their diet, and watch what they eat. The fact that McDonald's and other fast food chains have made an effort to make their menu items healthier doesn't necessarily mean that people would tend to support banning junk foods in schools.
Food Wastage 58% of elementary school students normally don't take a vegetable or a fruit to lunch. Con's: If the banning of junk food includes soda, then there is less caffeine which some ch … ildren think they need to stay awake. These will be introduced from this term - and will become mandatory from September 2006. Based on a survey carried out by McPhail et al. Instead we need to increase the amount of sport and exercise in schools and educate children about eating healthily. The second problem brought by junk food is health disease. Kids are also expressing their anger regarding the new food guidelines.
However, on the actual campus, food is always either under or over cooked. You will crave certain fast foods at different points of the day when your blood sugar levels are too low, such as your coffee and donut in the morning or your triple fudge sundae for dessert. Magnesium, tryptophan, and low glycemic foods are all essential for proper cognitive function. Sixty million adults 20 percent of the population are obese. Secondly, students need to learn how to make their own choices. Fast foods from McDonald's and other fast food restaurants should not be served at school, eithe … r. It has always been the role of government to help solve problems, including and especially health crises.
So students know what the food does to you in vast amounts. Soda and junk food will be replaced with more-nutritious alternatives. A balanced diet includes small amounts of sugar, fat and salt — how do you decide what is healthy and what is not? By Jae Curtis Another day, another junk food debate; from boycotting bake sales to banning sodas, many schools have joined the national fight against obesity. It leads to food wastage. A lot of us eat healthy. Right------------------------ Corporations donate millions of dollars to public schools.
Why put that type of food right in front of kids to poison their bodies and contribute to obesity? With the reduced physical activity in this day and age, these unhealthy snacks add to the problem even more. However as many of you have stated on here it is the mentality of a child to explore things and rather than having my kid sneak unhealthy food I would rather him be educated about proper nutrition and be given the choice to decide whether he wants to eat those foods or not. Items that list sugar as the first ingredient will be eliminated and snacks will contain no more than eight grams of total fat and not more than two grams of saturated fat. We already have fantastic mechanism of nutritional education in place and many very publicized campaigns stressing the importance of a healthy lifestyle. I'm against the idea of banning junk food in schools because although I rarely eat it, junk food can serve as a rare treat at times. But lets say someone you know gets very sick as a result of eating something that is way passed its sell by date because there is no government regulation or that was contaminated in some way. And this was one of many common areas swabbed and tested for bacteria.
Teaching healthy choices is the better option. And I'm for the government leaving people alone and making their own lifestyle choices, it's just that in this case it's about public facilities and public funds. Gym periods, they may be short but from my excperience, most schools give a rigorus workout in gym. Kids don't want to listen to that kind of thing. School and parents together build the future or character of a child. In fact, junk food is even sold in the vending machines of many schools.
Schools try to feed you healthy things but they continue to sell junk food. It is a bad thing to do. An across-the-board junk-food ban does not teach young people how to make healthy choices; it simply removes some of their options. To follow along, you may find it helpful to show and hide the replies displayed below each argument. But what researchers find is that changing the choices we have available does not necessarily lead to any behavioral change. A lot of people realize that the Big Mac is causing health problems, but do they relate that mouth-watering meal to why they are angry at the world or are getting divorced? Because the food tasted terrible! Junk foods should be taken out of school lunch menus because they affect your body and mind in negative ways. Most schools serve hamburgers, pizza, chicken nuggets, etc.
When we are faced with an epidemic that has such an immense destructive potential, we truly must face it head on and forget about well-intended yet extremely impractical principled arguments — such as the one proposed by the opposition. But more than that, it becomes important that one provides their kids with healthy and balanced foods and informs them of the disadvantages of consuming high doses of junk food. Banning junk foods in schools could result in a decreased rate of obesity, and fewer kids would over consume sugar. Schools charge more for the junk food than it costs in a store. It's even thought that a deficiency of Omega-3s could make one more prone to develop severe mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Junk foods are often highly salted—e. Half of that is the parents fault because they took healthy food only in elementary school for granted. But I think they should really cut down on sweets and stuff. This is why I believe that junk food should be banned. Furthermore, banning junk food could increase the sense of boredom among students.
Also by banning junk food, you're going to have to ban energy drinks and energy bars which is what most of the student body eats during finals week. School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for everything; such as who they talk to in school, what sports they will get into, the grades, what they want to be when they grow up, and even their eating habbits. This will increase fat content as it deposits at your belly bottom. How do we get people to wake up to the fact that what they put in their mouths for their convenience is doing a lot more harm than what they realise. Further, these resources are allocated to industries such as those producing junk food, through a government system that is prone to abuse by vested interests with individualistic goals. You have to teach children and their parents to make responsible choices for themselves.