The Benefits Of Childhood Obesity In Schools

1455 Words 6 Pages
Today’s childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed out of control; the rates have quadrupled in the last 30 years. It is not all the children’s fault though. They have had a little help through the enormous portion sizes, the pricing incentives that encourage people to purchase large quantities of calorie-dense foods, junk food sales at school, and the reduction of physical activities in some schools. The government has tried to assuage the situation by taking a non-evasive stance from the sideline encouraging the world to eat healthier by choosing to eat fruits and vegetables rather than settling for the convenience of eating junk food. The government also encourages the world to disconnect from the electronics and go out and play in the natural …show more content…
These events give students an introductory crash course lesson in the world of business; learning the meaning of supply and demand, how to earn money, along with how to save it. These events are not only viewed as learning experiences, but also as a way to provide money for educational programs and events. If these beneficial events are taken away from schools, there will definitely be an apparent dent in a school’s funds for most of their school programs and after school functions. To keep the bake sales in circulation the government can regulate the number of bake sales that a school has every school year, along with the sweet snacks they can sell by setting a rule of regulations for schools to follow. For example, some of the government’s regulations can be that all bake sale snack must be low in calories, sodium, sugar, and fat content. If a school is finds a hard time making treats that look appealing to kids while following the government’s regulations they can always do what my high school did, host a fundraiser that allows students to pay $2 to wear free dress of their choice as long as their clothing follows the school’s dress …show more content…
are safe and wholesome. Food labels should be put on all products whether they are produced domestically or from foreign countries. Food labels are important to have when it comes to making healthy eating decisions; you can simply check a food product’s ingredient list to see if a product has additives, other ingredients that you want to avoid, and ingredients that you are not familiar with. There is nothing called too much labeling when it comes to food. A consumer must know all the ingredient contents that are within a food product. After a documentary on how supplements are not governed by the FDA, I believe that a consumer should be informed of the things they are getting themselves into. A food product should be properly labeled clear upfront and to the point. A product should clearly show the name of the product on its container, the weight of the product in its container, the date the product has been made, the date the product expires, and a nutrition label of the percentages of all the nutritional content in the food product. According to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, a proper nutrition label should include the following:
• Serving size
• Servings per container
• Nutrient declaration: amount per serving, calories, % daily value, fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, carbohydrates & dietary fiber, protein
• Declaration of minerals & vitamins
• Foot note of allergy

Related Documents