Should Junk Food Be Banned in Schools Essay

1646 Words May 23rd, 2013 7 Pages
ZHANG 1
HAO ZHANG
Documented Essay -Draft #3
Professor Warmbold
English 120, Section 06
4 May 2013 Should Junk Food Be Banned in schools? My aunt, who has been in New York City for more than 20 years, told me that in the past, she always made her two sons’ lunches to take to school during school years which was more nutritive and less expensive. Her sons at that time were energetic and played outside a lot. But soon after, they did not bring their own lunches anymore. They asked for money from my aunt to purchase food in school canteens. Possibly my aunt thought that she worked too much to prepare her sons’ lunches, so she allowed them to purchase food in canteens at lunch time. Gradually, a number of problems
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Worse, there are many vending machines around the school, selling soda and chips. According to a report of “whether their schools sell soda, candy, and chips, 2004”, asked of US teens aged 13 to 15, 68% of them said their school sells soda, 72% of them said their school sells candy and 89% of them said their school sells chips and other similar snacks. It shows that junk food has been widespread and uncurbed in middle schools. As we know, children in middle schools basically have arrived at puberty. In this period, the most important stage of life, they need a balanced and healthy diet. So, they should not eat too much junk food. Junk food should be banned in schools. Also, as a student in Hunter College, I can tell that adolescents in colleges eat more junk food than ever. They get it from cafeteria, vending machines and canteens in schools. Compared with junior high school students or high school students, college students have more money to purchase whatever they want, including junk food, possibly because they have part time jobs or even full time jobs. Based on my own observations, there are several bad phenomenon while some students eat junk food in our college. First, I noticed one of my ZHANG 3 classmates buy three packets of chips and one can of soda from

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