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Abdab
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akanksha95
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Schools needs to teach kids the real health effects of foods and drinks

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Started: 5/23/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Abdab

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First round is for acceptance and opening statements only.

Schools need to teach children the real effects of things such as sugary treats and energy drinks etc, instead of just teaching them that they are 'bad for you'. They need to explain the effects on the heart and brain for example. I'm not saying that they should punish children, as it is a persons own choice what they eat or drink, I just think that too many children consume these things without knowing what's happening to their body.
akanksha95

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In my opinion, it is a futile exercise to teach kids the real health effects of foods and drinks. This is because in teenage years, kids do not accept what their parents and teachers have to say. Instead, they follow their heart. Relying on teaching merely won't prove to be helpful to a lot of stubborn kids. Making them realise the consequences of bad eating habits through other means might be useful. Body Mass Index check could be a step in this direction.
Debate Round No. 1
Abdab

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Teaching children and teens the real effects these things have on their body will work much like shock advertising, even if it only works on a few children then it is a bonus. It will not be difficult to include these teachings into a PSHE lesson, or another country's alternative to PSHE.
Also my opponent has stated 'Body Mass Index check could be a step in this direction' Yet recent studies have shown the BMI check is almost useless. [1]

"37 per cent of adults had a raised waist circumference in 2006 compared to 23 per cent in 1993. Women were more likely than men to have a raised waist circumference (41 per cent and 32 per cent respectively) " [2] If we teach people when they are young that certain things are bad for them, not only in terms of weight, but in terms of general health, then we will be able to reduce these statistics.

[1] http://www.npr.org...
[2] http://www.hscic.gov.uk...
akanksha95

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