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Should nutrition be a mandatory part of education?

  • There are too many people who know absolutely nothing about how to feed themselves...

    It seems that most people believe that virtually anything they eat contains all the nutrition they need. People need to learn what types of food they should and should not be eating every day and that it's not normal to regularly get sick and frequently consume medicine.
    Children and adults need to learn that a lack of daily nutritional requirements impairs the brain, the ability to think clearly, concentrate, and learn. Ignorance of how to eat is a serious physical and mental health issue that negatively affects society and general progress.
    Parents who don't know how to feed their kids are condemning their kids' future and perpetuating a vicious cycle of ignorance.

  • There are too many people who know absolutely nothing about how to feed themselves...

    It seems that most people believe that virtually anything they eat contains all the nutrition they need. People need to learn what types of food they should and should not be eating every day and that it's not normal to regularly get sick and frequently consume medicine.
    Children and adults need to learn that a lack of daily nutritional requirements impairs the brain, the ability to think clearly, concentrate, and learn. Ignorance of how to eat is a serious physical and mental health issue that negatively affects society and general progress.
    Parents who don't know how to feed their kids are condemning their kids' future and perpetuating a vicious cycle of ignorance.

  • To inform children

    The Consequences of children being the victims of their parents reality is starting to show its consequences that will take twice as long to be gone with then for them to happen and be noticeable. The choice for kids to be educated in nutrition mandatory was a great idea. I personally am doing nutrition in school and don't quite enjoy it but am more cautious of what I eat. Kids need to be properly informed and parents to so they can give their kids great starts in life.

  • Yes yes yes

    Reading some of these individuals posting there no's...There reasoning behind it has no true significance to it. Nutrition is easily taught in a school year or through elementary schools to high schools... It can be implemented very effectively. Nutrition is something we all need to know, it does not simply cover one type of diet, it encompasses all. With the current child obesity and adult obesity issue, hearing students talk about how they know nothing about nutrition, that is a red flag and it needs to be addressed. Our children spend 50% or more of their time in school a day. Even in the health classes they have in schools, they hardly touch on nutrition. It has nothing to do with taking away an individuals freedom to eat what they want, it simply gives them the basic knowledge to make healthier choices.

  • Yes! Yes! Yes!

    I used to be a couch potato until I knew about EERP, caloric intake, Macro and micronutrients and the importance of getting regular, and eating from a variety of sources; nuts, fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. I just a did half marathon this summer, and hoping to do a marathon soon, I can't thank nutrition education enough for changing my life!

  • Nutrition Should Be A Part of Education

    Yes, nutrition should be a mandatory part of education. It is the responsibility and duty of the school system to provide the best education possible for students. Nutritional information is a part of such a strong education. Therefore, nutrition should be a mandatory part of education in not only the United States, but the entire world.

  • Yes nutrition is that important

    Nutrition should be a mandatory part of education. In order to be a successful person you need to understand nutrition and how it works. You need to know how to take care of your own body. Knowledge is power and maybe if there was more education more people would take a part in their health.

  • Every Aspect of Life Should Be an Educational Experience

    Nutrition should be a mandatory part of health class in high school or junior high. Nutrition is just as important for a practical education as money management, driver's ed, sex education, writing, arithmetic and reading. Making sure kids make healthy choices with food should be taught at school because they may not be getting taught those concepts at home.

  • In college, yes.

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with COLLEGE students needing to take a nutrition class as a Core for their respected degree. If they need a basic science, English, math, fine arts, etc., Why not throw a nutrition course on top? It will give them very useful knowledge for the future.

  • Nutrition should be taught.

    Just think about how important nutrition is. It is the very way that you will stay alive, barring some unforeseen accident or disease, and can you name the food pyramid perfectly? I believe that nutrition should be taught at every educational level in order to institute a healthy mindset for people.

  • No, nutrition should not be a required course.

    What really needs to happen is for this country to cease having such a fast paced lifestyle that people fall prey to eating what is convenient, and start preparing food at home. There is more than enough public information available about healthy food choices that we really do not need for children to be forced to learn nutrition. People need adequate access to nutritional foods, enough money to afford it, and enough time in the day to prepare it. Kids like Chicken McNuggets because that is what they get most of the time. They could learn to eat real chicken wings instead. There is small point in teaching kids nutrition if those options are not available to them daily. The idea that a child has the ability to determine his own food choices if only he were better educated is a bit naive. A whole lot of changes in how we structure our time would have to go along with it. Kids are pretty much the victims of their parents' reality.

  • No, nutrition should not be a mandatory part of education

    Some children may be vegetarians, some may eat only organic meat, and others may have a seven day a week fast food diet. For schools to develop a curriculum surrounding nutrition, that would have to be all taking in to account. Nutrition would be a complicated issue for schools to tackle.


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