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italia4356
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gonovice
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21 Points

Making room to put a nutrition class in grade school through high school.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/8/2007 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,928 times Debate No: 54
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italia4356

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people should know how to take care of their body so they can prevent the majority of diseases and cancers and get off of the dependency of pharmoseutical companies or cold hearted pill pushers which ever name you prefer. Maybe not all but my overall view of pharmosuetical companies is pretty negative because they choose not to spend any money on commercials or info on prevention. they have the knowledge and power yet choose to take advantage of people and thier money.
gonovice

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Italia, its called a gym class! and health class! almost every school has one. In my high school we spend a large amount of time learning about how to prevent diseases. We also learn how to be wise about what medicines we decide to take. I have a lot of common sense and most americans do. so if some company decides not to give information about the topic or things along that line i'm going to do my research before i put something into my body that may not help. And all those companies who dont spend any time on the information on the disease or those sorts of things shouldnt your doctor be the one to give you the information. For you to say that they dont give enough information that may be true but people also should get the important information from their doctors. you know the ones who diagnose them in the first place.

also lets please keep this debate knowledgeable and factual for the sake of the debate.
Debate Round No. 1
italia4356

Pro

Gym class and health class, gonovice when was your first gym class and when was your first health class? what grade?. Second how much about nutrition did you learn from your gym or health class. How much do you currently know about nutrtion? How would you rate your nutrition knowledge from 1 to 10, what number. And to see if the gym class and health are realy enough to teach about nutrition how has the knowledge that was taught to you in those classes effected your daily life. For instance if you would could you give a sample of your current diet for a one day. Just try to pick the things you eat most often on most days, through out the day. Maybe I am wrong, maybe school are already teaching enough about health and nutrition, though the more the 60% of the countries obesity rate do not say much, nore does the epidemic of heart disease,diabetes, and cancer deaths. It is said the in a few years from now corornary heart disease will surpass cigarette smoking as the most preventable cause of death.
gonovice

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i had my first gym class in kindergarten. And I had my first health class in seventh grade. Giving kids a class in nutrition does not mean that they're going to listen or apply it to real life. Disease can be spread through a number of ways. Lets be real if you were given a nutrition class would you use it? i might listen but it doesnt mean I would actually go out and do what I was tought.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
Harlan-
How do you think that you get fat then? nobody else can make you get up and stop eating and excersise. I know you think it's the parents but sometimes it needs to be a personal decision over something someone eles's suggestion.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
what the heck was that supposed to be?
Posted by italia4356 9 years ago
italia4356
no i will not chill, chill deez nizies
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
chill dude!!!! it isn't that big of a deal. i thought you did some good arguments.
Posted by italia4356 9 years ago
italia4356
who the hell is voting against me, are u serious. why would anyone object to teaching kids about nutrition in the class room.
Posted by gonovice 9 years ago
gonovice
all right italia i didnt feel like debating this earlier but i will now. if you want to debate me on this topic or another challenge me.
Posted by italia4356 9 years ago
italia4356
gonovice lets continue this debate shal wee
Posted by italia4356 9 years ago
italia4356
auh, I took to long sorry guys, maybe ill do it again, but republicview do you realy think it is a childs fault if they are fat. If a child is fat then the parents are without a doubt to blame but I also believe the schools are too blame as well. Is nutrition not an important subject. I am not trying to make excuses for people or point the blame finger I am trying to come up with a sollution to an obesity and health epidemic that is plagueing the United States. I mean, why would anyone object to teaching children about nutrition.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
"You know what, I think I'm gonna be fat tomorrow. I would like nothing more than to be fat...Yep...Thats what I'll do. "

(you don't "choose" to be fat, gonovice)
Posted by RepublicanView333 9 years ago
RepublicanView333
I like gonovices reasoning. I had an old friend who played recreational football. i played on his w/ him on the team and was with him while he dieted. On this team you had to be under 115 poundes to play any position but line. He dieted. His mother put so much effort intgo helping him lose weight teaching him to read labels and to know when to stop eating. He made the weight by 1 pound. At mid season we weighed ourself to see our weight. This old friend of mine had gained all the weight back +5 pounds.
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