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darkhearth
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The Contender
nonentity
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stop trans fat in schools Nutritional service

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/10/2010 Category: Health
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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darkhearth

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting this challenge.
Trans fat has been a growing problem in our schools and still we are able to sit and ignore this problem. Trans fat limits were also addressed in local wellness policies. Schools across America were mandated to develop and implement local school wellness policies as part of the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. According to SNA analysis, wellness policy language on trans fat varies with some districts stating they will 'limit trans fats in meals and food items,' while some set the limit that no more than 10% of calories over one week of lunch menus could come from trans fat and saturated fat combined. Others require labeling of trans fat on menus or limit trans fat to no more than 1 gram per serving. Most included these limits for school meals, a la crate and vending. I stand here to affirm the topic that trans fat should be abolished in our schools nutrition system for the following reasons:
obesity
obesity is the number one problem in our school system and we fail to recognize this. the fact that our generation is so obese has led many scholars to call us the "Obese generation". we must realize that this is affecting our children and we must make a change and soon to avoid our future leaders to die of hearth disease. the role of the school is to prevent obesity in our children's lives but they go against this and increase obesity in there lives. obesity is caused by a bad eating habit which the school system authorizes and enhances.
Debate Round No. 1
darkhearth

Pro

I thank my opponent for accepting this challenge.
my opponent misjudged my motive in this debate. the motive of this debate is not to ban trans fat for obesity only but to ban trans fat in order to prevent other harmful effects and the solution. some of the effects are listed as in:
heart problem
bad eating habits.
going back to my first point, hearth problem. Trans fat raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol making it unhealthy to the heart when it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst of them all because of its double-barreled impact on your cholesterol levels. according to a mayo clinic article 2009, "A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women. Eating transfat also increases your chances of stroke. my opponent makes the statement "Many things are bad for you and yet they are not banned. One example would be cigarettes." however the student has a choice of smoking cigarette but the student has no choice whatsoever in the schools menu.
secondly we have bad eating habits. everyday children are been educated on there eating habits but no steps are taking to ensure that these kids are getting healthy foods. our schools are meant to be a place were role model is taught. if we keep on serving transfat, our many schools would be going against this role and causing many kids to go out and buy many trans fat contaminated foods. yes I agree that noting is to stop these kids from consuming this much unhealthy foods but we can provide a good structured foundations for our next generation.
a solution to get rid of trans in our schools includes advertisement. just like we advertise sports shoes and many order goods, we could advertise the danger of trans fat thereby reducing the amount of trans fat our kids consume.
for these reasons we could find the flaws in transfat and reduce its effect and the amount of consumption.

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Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by nonentity 6 years ago
nonentity
Thanks dude, I appreciate it :)
Posted by J.Kenyon 6 years ago
J.Kenyon
RFD:

Conduct - Con. Pro votebombed for himself using two different accounts (darkhearth and blazingflame).

Spelling - Con, for obvious reasons.

Arguments - Con. Pro missed the point of of Con's objection that it is not the the school's job to prevent obesity. Answering that his goal was *really* to combat heart disease, cholesterol, etc. is just begging the question. Pro failed to answer Con's argument that banning trans fats is unnecessary; allowing students to choose a healthy alternative instead is sufficient.

Sources - Tied.
Posted by nonentity 6 years ago
nonentity
Darkhearth, how did you have better spelling and grammar? lol
Posted by nonentity 6 years ago
nonentity
I'm at work right now but I'll probably post my argument later tonight.
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