Causes Of Eating School Lunches

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School lunches, a hot topic that’s been out for a while among healthcare providers, and even the President’s wife. As we all know kids these days are not eating healthy food, whether outside or inside the home and schools are not doing much to resolve the problem. All throughout the U.S. kids in schools are being served food that looks appetizing to the eye, but not so scrumptious to their bodies. Therefore, many parents and students do not know what exactly is in the food unless they were to research on the topic. The food items these schools serve to students is taking a toile on their health and putting them at great risk. It’s time to change that, and really look in depth into what goes into these foods and the outcomes it could lead to …show more content…
Also, the fact that obesity rates are tripled among the high school age groups explains clearly that the food intake of what’s being served in high schools now a days is very unhealthy. Foods high in fat, sodium, and sugar store in our bodies and unless we exercise properly or change the school lunch system our bodies will slowly deteriorate over time. One of the main causes that eating school lunches lead to is the child becoming obese and exceeding their weight limits drastically. Foods high in fat, sodium, and sugar store in our bodies and unless we exercise properly or change the school lunch system our bodies will slowly deteriorate over time. Obesity rates have more than doubled among infants and toddlers aged 2 to 5, quadrupled in children aged 6 to 11 and more than tripled among adolescents aged 12 to 19 (Gardner). About a third of kids and adolescents in the United States are overweight or …show more content…
Also, type 2 diabetes is the most common diabetes one can get. It’s when your body does not use insulin properly called insulin resistance. In the beginning, the pancreas can make extra insulin to make up for the misuse of it in the body. Although, over time it isn’t able to keep up with the body and produce extra insulin like always to keep the blood glucose levels normal. Symptoms that go along with this are fatigue, thirsty more often, and excessive hunger leading to weight gain. Basically tying this in with school students and school meals when getting this type of diabetes it puts their health in even more risk than before, when it was okay for them to eat the school meals considering they were not diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. One of the many reasons as to why we need to take another good look at trying to solve this issue of unhealthy school lunches being served everyday day to kids on a daily basis. Diabetes is on the rise, and kids need lunches that don 't exacerbate disease. "Kids choose from what they are offered. They are hungry. They will eat. You can offer baby carrots, or you can offer French fries. We have a big health-care problem. We can 't just talk about it” (Rabin D6). Meaning that kids will eat whatever they can get their hands on and the most common one

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