Yes, elementary schools should to be required to serve nutritious food to children to prevent type 2 diabetes, because it influences a healthier lifestyle. If we give children nutritious food while they are young, their bodies will get used to it and react negatively towards "junk" food. Plus, children see their schools as a responsible place, so by setting this example of healthy eating, it will help them in the future.
The government should support healthy eating habits by requiring that schools serve nutritious food to children. With the amount of video games, television shows and unhealthy food being forced upon today's youth, it is no surprise that this generation has one of the highest percentages of obese and overweight children that the world has ever seen. Obesity and its associated diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, can lead to a less productive workforce and a population with many more medical needs. This can harm our economy, and is also worse for the people who have been fed unhealthy food.
I think all schools, not just elementary schools, should serve healthier food to kids to prevent a variety of health problems that are not limited to Type 2 Diabetes. I find it atrocious the types of unhealthy food that is served in our schools. Some children I have babysat for will barley eat a fruit or vegetable, and seem to exist on only chicken nuggets and McDonald's. This is not a good sign for the future health of our country.
Levels of childhood obesity in America today are much too high. As children are getting one, maybe two, meals from their schools, we need to be ensured that these meals are healthy and nutritious to prevent childhood obesity, and ensure the wellness of elementary children and their health.
When a child enters elementary schools, they are old enough to start learning the importance of good eating habits. Kids are most impressionable between the ages of 5-10, and being taught to make the right food choices is something they will carry with them their entire lives. Not only will it help prevent childhood diseases, it can potentially prevent health complications as an adult too.
It only makes sense that an institution charged with educating societies future should implement what it teaches. I remember my health classes and gym classes. They taught us to eat well and get plenty of exercise. Then we went to lunch and ate Grade D food. That's a major contradiction and conflict of interests when an institution can't "practice what it preaches". You don't even have to include the high incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in teens to argue this. It's just sound thinking and solid logic to expect a school to serve healthy food.
Exposure to poor nutrition in early life can lead to serious health problems later in life. Children who eat tater tots and brownies every day for lunch will almost certainly experience some sort of health issue when they are older. Good nutrition is a necessity for our elementary-aged children. Providing good meals for students will set them on a healthy life path.
There is absolutely no reason not to serve nutritious meals to elementary school kids. Why would anything else even be a consideration? For some kids this is the only good food they get because their parents are low income. This is a no brainer, ONLY good, nutritious food should be available to these children.
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I think schools should have healthy lunches but good ones. I'm a student and i can admit that the lunches sometimes are uneatable there just plain gross. Also its good to prevent it not just let them eat and eat telling them is better than letting them suffer in the future.
No because if they get big it is their fault along with their parents fault for letting their child eat the food in the first place. If schools are so worried then they shouldn't have started with the junk food in the first place. Therefore it is their own faults .
If you serve kids healthier foods that like telling them they are fat and thats not right . Schools should not be worried about what kids eat or if they are over weight or not. If you send kids that type of message they wont feel good about themselves at all
Junk food in excess is bad, but some foods like chocolate contain a rich amount of flavnoids, which help with a healthy heart. Also, they should eat more healthy foods than junk foods, but a little junk food is not bad and can even help you. If schools serve junk foods too they should limit the amount of it.
Kids should be free to choose what they want to eat. I know since my school started serving the more "healthy" lunches, less kids choose to eat lunch now than before. Since a lot of kids do not eat lunch, it lowers performance in school. In my opinion it is better to eat something, healthy or not, than to go hungry the rest of the day. Everyone should have a choice in what they eat.
I have only ever once had a school dinner. It taseted absolutely horrible. Kids should be able to choose their one food. If they dont like it, they wont eat it! Then they would starve and die. Thats why we need to get a little bit of sugar in them.
I'm not even sure what the burgers are made out of, the pizza tastes like cheese on cardboard, and the tater tots are probably the cheapest things you can get at the super market. So I think this proves schools should not serve school lunches in the cafeterias. No school lunches!
Elementary schools should not be required to server nutritious food to kids to prevent later incidence of Type 2 Diabetes. It should not be up to the schools to ensure that kids get the proper nutrition, it needs be left up to the parent. Parents can send their kids to school with a packed lunch that is healthy.
If you try to serve healthy food, they'll bring lunch with junk food in it. It's their choice what to eat, so even if you serve better foods they won't buy it unless they want to. It's good intentions, but won't work. At the end of the day, if someone doesn't want to do something, they won't; like eating foods.
In the constitution it states that the government should not be allowed to intrude on peoples personal life. It may cause diabetes but a healthy lifestyle should be encouraged rather than forced upon people. Also not all people require the same nutrition. There is a maximum amount of calories per meal but the amount of calories required for each person differs.
If I want my children to be healthy, then I have to take responsibility for that effort myself. I can ask my children's school to help me with that if I want, but I see no reason to force them to serve a certain type of food for my purposes. The best way to teach and raise children properly in all aspects of life is by doing it yourself, not by allowing schools and society to do it for you by force.