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should middle schools have mcdonalds as a chioce at lunch

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Started: 5/14/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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2006041

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Devonal

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I do not believe that middle schools should not have McDonalds as a choice in school lunches.

Schools should not allow McDonalds (or for that matter any other 'fast food') into their school lunch curriculum. The students should have healthy choices to choose from. Schools should not offer fast food EVEN AS A CHOICE. Because, especially children, do not have the complete mental capacity to know that they are choosing something so bad for them. They only want McDonalds cause they want something that they think 'tastes good'. And I will admit that many school lunch choices are not always 'up-scale' in the terms of taste, but they are generally much healthier than McDonalds.

Fast food consumption is currently something that is causing a lot of health problems in America today. Childhood obesity rates have more than doubled and the obesity rates among adolescents have tripled in the past 30 years. Since 1980, the percentage of obese children went from 7% to an alarming 18%. That means that about 1 out of 5 of every 6-11 year old in America is obese. Similarly, in 12-19 year-olds, the percentage was 5% in 1980 and skyrocketed to, again, 18%. In 2010 more than 1/3 of children AND adolescents were OVERWEIGHT or OBESE.

Health Effects:
There are immediate health effects that would impact these middle schoolers if they were subjected to McDonalds as a lunch choice. Obese children are far more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease. About 70% of obese youth had AT LEAST one risk factor.

There are also long-term effects that these obese children may face when they are an adult. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults as well and are, in turn, more prone to be at risk for other, even more serious, health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and MANY types of cancer.

Another big problem with the fact of letting McDonalds in schools is, obviously, the fact of advertising in schools. We wouldn't want tobacco companies able to put of Pro-Cigarettes and Pro-Chewing tobacco posters in school. So that is basically what providing a product like McDonalds is doing. It is telling the children that it is even more okay to eat tons of fast food because there schools are offering it to them daily. It is the parents choice of what they want their kids to eat at home, but at schools, it is the schools responsibility to provide healthy choices to the students and provide them with a healthy diet. Whether or not these kids are getting out of school and go to McDonalds for food is what they want, but allowing it into schools will ruin our nations health even more than it already has.

So, should middle schools (or in my opinion any school), have McDonalds as a lunch choice? No.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Devonal 3 years ago
Devonal
Sorry for not posting my source but here,

http://www.cdc.gov...
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didn't even argue. Good job con.