Junk Food In Schools Essay

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It is not uncommon for the typical person to think the “standard American diet” is generally a healthy diet. Most people already have predetermined a bad correlation with the terms fat, cholesterol, and even sodium when in truth these are fine in the right amounts combined with the correct amount of other macro and micronutrients. Every person is different, and there is no set number of vitamins, minerals or nutrients that work universally to every person. Kids can benefit from dietary improvements at any age. Quality foods make a difference when they are young, and their brains are growing most rapidly. It also makes a huge difference for teens, whose brains are restructuring for adult life. (Greene 6). In addition to this people also think that an obvious solution to change society's view as a whole is to ban junk food in schools, or even ban the marketing of of junk to children in its entirety. A lack of teaching nutritional information in schools, ineffective junk food bans, and unsuccessful attempts to restrict food marketing to children lead to a distorted view of truly…show more content…
“Nearly 40% of children's diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats.” (Unhealthy Food 2) When schools finally accept the fact that schools banning junk food will not have a noticeable effect they can get back to their main task: educating the youth. “If schools serve healthy lunches, that does not necessarily mean that kids will eat them.... If there is junk out there, kids will find it” (Metallo 1). Schools are having to choose between giving students the opportunity to eat a healthy lunch, or go into debt and lose a major source of revenue, which is also number one contributor to weight gain and illness. (Bornstein 1) The leading question asked by children when nutritional learning is brought up is, “Why don’t schools teach us right from wrong?” (Bornstein

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