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Should schools allow the sale of junk food? This is a question that majority of elementary, middle school and high school students would answer “Yes” to. I on the other hand am a part of the students that answer “No” to this question. As teenagers most students are not worried about their health, they are more worried about the taste of their food. What students do not know is what will happen to them after they eat all of these varieties of junk food. Some junk food children eat is pizza, chips, candy, soda, and other munchies. Parents will probably say that potato chips come from potatoes so it is healthy but, most potato chips are deep fried so it is filled with oil. This is even worse because from all that oil going through your body it can make a person sick.
Schools give children lessons on what they should eat. The next day Schools are serving exactly the same foods that they told them not to eat. Schools should ban all vending machines that serve junk food, they might get extra money but is that better than having the district tell you that you have very unhealthy students at the school. A government Accountability Office study last year found that 99 percent of high schools, 97 percent of middle schools and 83 percent of elementary schools have vending machines, school stores or snack bars sell mostly unhealthy snack and drinks.
Schools are not the only reason but also parents have a part in this. Because some parents have busy schedules so they do not have time to make home cooked meals. They have dinners at the drive through in other words at fast food restaurants. The impact from that causes children the urge to have those exact types of food choices ordinarily at school.
School districts think that munchies from vending machines will get students to keep them alert. Well, I have got news for them candy will keep them alert only in one way and that is not listening in class, it is an alert that lets them talk and initially fall asleep in classes. Therefore, they still will not pay attention to what is going on in class, so I ask this question. Do students really need junk food at school?
Students usually do not have time for breakfast. So when they get to lunch time that is basically there breakfast. Some schools offer breakfast but what they offer is not a healthy meal, they serve a cinnamon twist nearly like as a donut, and that has many more calories, also sell bagels with cream and cheese and muffins. After school children get home and eat snacks, and do not think they eat fruits and veggies they eat candy and all types of junk food they can get there greedy hands on.
In many schools, there are so many children with obesity and diabetes, also others will get tooth decay. Today there are more diabetic children then the last few years. Just by banning few foods will not help. Every school should have a program that helps children get energized and be educated on nutrition facts.
It is not like children develop into teenagers and stop growing. As they become older there bodies will need more of those healthy foods they should have ate like milk which helps your bones a lot and other healthy foods like carrots and cereal. When there is an obese child he or she will become an adult with major chronic health problems. What this means is, making junk food a part of your regular meal will cause major health problems in the future. Many people will become obese and will develop heart problems, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Some children do not have fast metabolisms like other healthy children. So those adolescents who do not think there perfect, will get depressed and eat even more food then they can handle. Others like women go on crash diets to look their best for men. For example actors go on crash diets to obtain the skinny look so that they can get roles in movies.
One of the unhealthiest habits to not gain weight is a crash diet, like not eating at all, this is called anorexia. Another eating disorder, common to young women of normal weight, is when the eat food and constantly make themselves vomit, or in other words self-induced vomiting this disorder is call bulimia.
All in all, schools should ban junk food because many children are getting infected by this type of eating.
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