Banning Unhealthy Foods From Vending Machines And Cafeterias And Replacing It With Healthier Options

1354 Words Nov 19th, 2015 null Page
Over the years, obesity has increased all over the world and has affected mostly children. The temptation of sweets, fast food, and other unhealthy snacks has been the major cause of obesity in children especially due to the lack of resistance towards these foods. Doctors around the globe have tried finding various solutions to help reduce obesity and have reached two possible solutions. The two solutions that doctors have figured out are banning unhealthy foods in school and replacing it with healthier options or increasing physical activity for children. Both solutions present promising results, but the solution of increasing physical activity in children is the best solution to this problem because of the efficient results it has on children. While attending school, every student looks forward to pizza day or grabbing a candy bar before class. At first, one candy bar or one slice of pizza seems harmless, but having these unhealthy foods on a daily basis eventually can lead to obesity. The top solution to this problem has been banning unhealthy foods from vending machines and cafeterias and replacing it with healthier options. According to the article, “Junk Foods in School: An Overview” states, “Many experts have pointed that the persuasiveness of junk food and sugary beverages in school settings as a significant factor contributing to America’s childhood obesity epidemic” (Ballaro and Griswold), so with the help of government officials and passed bills to help enforce…

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