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Should Cafeterias At School Serve Fast Food?

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Started: 2/24/2015 Category: Games
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Rose212

Pro

Ever hear someone tell you, "fast food is bad for you!" or, "don"t eat fast good, it will make you fat!"? Well, it"s not the fast food that makes you fat. It"s your choices.
What if schools" sold McDonald"s, Subway or Taco Bell? I believe it would be a great idea because fast food actually can be healthy for you; it"s what you decide to eat.
At McDonald"s, a cheeseburger is only 290 calories and 11 grams of fat; for an entire meal, it"s not that bad. Subway"s Nutrition Menu states that a 6R43; sub can range from 230-370 calories and 1-5 grams of fat; if we have Subway for lunch, you can eat fresh! Do you like Nachos, burritos, or tacos? Well, Taco Bell has a low calorie and fat count range for all of those meals!
The estimated calorie needs range from 1,800 to 3,000 per day, divide that by 3; it would be about 600-1000 calories per meal, give or take a few. The IOM ( Institute of Medicine) says that the average human consumes about 20 and 35 grams of total fat per day, which is about 7 to 12 grams per meal, with fast-food for lunch at school, staying healthy would still be a choice!
WarDebator

Con

Even though I usually debate about war, I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Rose212

Pro

Thank you. Let's begin, shall we? Since Michelle Obama had started the consensual school lunch program for healthier choices, students have been complaining and starting petitions against the healthy choices. Students throw away unused vegetables and fruits; why spend more money on food students don't eat? Fast food is cheap. Schools wouldn't have to pay for expensive cuisine, and students' would have more of a choice of freedom. Students', and people in general, choose what they put into their bodies, why stop them at school? Certain fast food joints can be healthy, for example, McDonald's has been exchanging apples for fries in replacement. Subway uses fresh vegetables and freshly cut meat for sandwiches. There are several fast-food restaurants that buy the same ingredients the school does, and makes similar meals. What's the difference?
WarDebator

Con

Thank you, Pro.

REBUTTALS:

" Since Michelle Obama had started the consensual school lunch program for healthier choices, students have been complaining and starting petitions against the healthy choices. Students throw away unused vegetables and fruits; why spend more money on food students don't eat?"

This is true, but it's not just vegetables and fruits that they throw away, they throw away all kinds of food.

"Fast food is cheap."

It may be cheap, but you could pay the same amount of money for all that "healthy" stuff you say that is expensive.



Also, a whopper meal costs $5.44 dollars each. A school lunch costs about $2.99. Not to mention school lunches are healthier. An average school lunch is about 750 calories. [1] A whopper meal is 1,568 calories. Lets see what this is equivalent to..


Just imagine eating/drinking all of that. Fastfood is not healthier or less expensive than school lunches.

"students' would have more of a choice of freedom.


These children look like they have enough choices...

ARGUMENTS:

FAST FOOD HEALTH PROBLEMS [2]

Not only does fast food give you extra calories, which can lead to weight gain, it also can increase your blood sugar to the point to where you could even stroke. It can also cause dental problems, insulin problems, (which can lead to diabetes) shortness of breath, high blood pressure and cholestrol. A man ate fast food for 30 days, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He could not eat anything else. He made a movie on this, here's a before and after picture of what he looked like and now looks like:



DEPRESSION DEATH AMONG TEENS

One of the symptoms is depression of eating fast food. The leading cause of death among teens is depression, so why give them food that can potenially kill them? It can also lead to anxiety, which is a key factor in depression. So I ask you, why kill off more teens by giving them this food, everyday?

Cites:

[1]- http://www.diet-blog.com...

[2]- http://www.healthline.com...
Debate Round No. 2
Rose212

Pro

"This is true, but it's not just vegetables and fruits that they throw away, they throw away all kinds of food."
That, is also true. But kids of this generation specifically do not like vegetables and/or fruits, some kids may, but most don't.

"Also, a whopper meal costs $5.44 dollars each."
I never mentioned Burger King. I strictly mentioned the following: McDonald's, Taco Bell and Subway.

"A school lunch costs about $2.99. Not to mention school lunches are healthier. An average school lunch is about 750 calories. [1] A whopper meal is 1,568 calories."
Prices for school lunches vary, but many students can't afford school lunches. Government fundings are low, and they could put more profit into education rather than "healthy" foods. Actually, according to the USDA, Institution of Medicine and www.diet-blog.com, an average school calorie count is factored off by grades.

Lunches should not exceed:
650 calories for students in grades K-five
700 calories for children in grades six-eight
850 calories for those in grades nine-twelve

There are several meals that do not exceed over 850 calories in McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Subway, NOT Burger King.

For example, ABC news offered a quote in an sententious article..
"850 calories is plenty for lunch and ought to tide a teenager over until after school," said Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition at New York University.

What can you get for 850 calories or less? You can squeeze in a Big Mac, and more at the 850 calorie max. Let's take a look , shall we?
McDonald"s
Big Mac (550)
Small fries (230)
Diet Coke (0)
2 ketchup packets (30)
Small iced nonfat latte with sugar free vanilla syrup (40)
TOTAL: 850 calories

KFC
Original Recipe chicken breast (360)
Cole slaw (180)
Mashed potatoes with gravy (120)
Green beans (25)
Diet Pepsi (0)
Oatmeal raisin cookie (150)
TOTAL: 835 calories
Subway
Six-inch Cold Cut Combo sandwich " includes 9-grain wheat bread, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and cucumbers (370)
American cheese (40)
Mayonnaise (110)
Baked Lay"s chips (130)
Oatmeal raisin cookie (200)
Diet drink (0)
TOTAL: 850 calories

See what I mean? You can get the same amount of food at fast food restaurants, for less.

"Not only does fast food give you extra calories..."
ALL food gives you calories, it what you intake, the choices you make, and how much you exercise.

"One of the symptoms is depression of eating fast food. The leading cause of death among teens is depression, so why give them food that can potenially kill them? It can also lead to anxiety, which is a key factor in depression. So I ask you, why kill off more teens by giving them this food, everyday?"

I'm sorry, did you say eating fast food causes depression and KILLS teens? No, no. According to the dictionary here is the definition for depression:
de"pres"sion
dəG2;preSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: depression; plural noun: depressions
1.
feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
"self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression"
Psychiatry
a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.
"she was referred by a psychiatrist treating her for depression"

Therefore, I CANNOT stress enough how depression is a MENTAL CONDITION, caused by rejection, guilt, and chemicals in your mind.
YOU make the choice of whether or not you want to eat fast food in school's or not. You don't have to eat it everyday. Student's would eventually get sick of fast food and resort to the meals at school, or bring bagged lunches.
Speaking of, students bring fast food to school occasionally through lunches. They also can eat fast food after school, and if they don't, they would have a freedom, and a choice of responsibility, money-spending skills, weight management, and several more.
Cites:

[1]- http://www.diet-blog.com......

[2]- http://abcnews.go.com...

[3]- USDA

[4]- Psychcentral.com
WarDebator

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