Benefits Of Eating Unhealthy Food Essay

1348 Words Jan 4th, 2016 6 Pages
The farm-to-school program is very important for students because it is an easy way to access fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. Eating artificial and chemical food everyday is not good for the health of young children(Annigan 2015). There are many disadvantages of eating unhealthy food(Annigan 2015). Eating unhealthy food can cause obesity, diabetes, and heart disease(Annigan 2015).“Some of the main effects of not eating healthy are being obese, feeling tired all the time, having weak bones and/or muscles”( Diane 2015). Being obese is hard for some people because they have shortness of breath, heart problems, weak joints and not being able to walk a long distance. Having a garden within the school environment will help the school solve the biggest problem, save money and decrease health problem. Too much or too little of certain nutrients can also contribute to health issues. For instance, a lack of calcium in your diet can predispose you to developing osteoporosis, or weakening of your bones, while too much saturated fat can cause cardiovascular disease, and too few fruits and vegetables in your nutrition plan is associated with an increased incidence of cancer(Annigan 2015). Consuming foods from a wide variety of sources helps ensure your body has the nutrients it needs to avoid these health problems. Fresh fruits and vegetables will increase the amount of food students eat everyday because most children like fruits and vegetables that comes from a garden not…

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