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We should have organic food in school

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Started: 2/13/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Now that we have seen what some of the pros of junk food are, we will move on to the cons of junk foods as part of the argument based on 'Junk food in schools pros and cons'. Here are some of the factors to consider.

Unhealthy Ingredients
Junk food facts tell us that these snacks are loaded with sodium, salts and sugar so that they can have a longer shelf life. All these ingredients are very harmful to the human body because they cannot be broken down and therefore they build deposits in the body. Along with that they also prevent the absorption of important minerals and nutrients in the body and therefore directly affect a persons immune system.

Obesity
One of the main effects of fast foods is that it leads to obesity. With the reduced physical activity in this day and age, these unhealthy snacks in school add to the problem even more. They do not allow the food to be broken down and therefore cause layers of fat to be deposited (fast food and child obesity). Along with that, junk foods normally use a lot of carbs which lead to more obesity.

Other Health Issues
Along with an increase in obesity, there are other effects of fast food on children that are noticed. There are several other health issues that begin to develop as well because there are not many nutrients that are being consumed. These include heart problems like high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance, liver and kidney problems and a weakened immune system.

Affects Performance
The sugar and sodium content starts off a very unhealthy cycle in a person's system. The minute he/she has a snack, there is a sudden burst of sugar and the person gets a spike of energy making him overactive and hyper. As the effects of the snack begin to fade, the person becomes sluggish and less aware. Until the time he takes another snack. Thus he begins to depend on the snacks to get energy boosts. This not only sets off a dependency on the snacks, but a non-availability of the same causes low energy levels, lack of concentration and lethargy. All of which have a direct effect on the student's performance.

It is also argued that the younger kids in schools might not know the effects of consuming junk foods in high numbers and might continue to gorge on them because of their ready availability. Therefore it poses a threat to begin with.

These were some of the important arguments that were put out as an important part of the topic 'junk food in schools pros and cons'. Based on both, one can now draw their own conclusions whether junk food should be allowed or banned in schools. But more than that, it becomes important that one provide kids with healthy and balanced foods and tells them of the disadvantages of consuming high doses of the junk food. When kids are educated, they will make healthier choices and will not be tempted to have junk food simply because it is available in the school premises.

My Name Is Savanna Carter, This Is Why we should have organic food in schools, VOTE FOR CON

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http://myorganicday.com...
http://www.livestrong.com...
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I accepted, but now I realize that the opponent's argument is completely plagiarized. [1]

Until the opponent comes up her own argument, I will not attempt to refute.

Thank you.

[1] http://www.buzzle.com... (Plagiarized source, not referenced by opponent.)

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