Young People's Food Choices

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The authors (M. Carpher et al. ,2016, p.208) has carried out a research about ‘food behaviour of the secondary school pupil in the London Borough’. The study shows a strong relationship between the fast food in the deprived area based young people’s food choices. M. Carpher et al aimed the article at policy makers, local authorises and schools making them aware of his research.

The overall argument which is made by the Autor is a strong relationship between the food choice that is available for young people in the deprived area which is easier to access before, during and after school which most likely to be fast food.

The specific argument which is made the article is the 5 As which are:

Access: The London average for ‘Free Schools Meal (FSM) entitlement is 22% and the UK average is 13%’ (M. Carpher et al, 2016, p.211). this shows that a lot of people are not entitled to FSM which also explains the reason for young people to leave the schools ground and access fast food and travel the distance. Young people can access food bargain which is cheaper than spending their money on healthy food option in schools (M. Carpher et
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Carpher et al., 2016, p.212) however M. Carpher et al. hasn’t shown in his studies why pupil goes and buys Fast food rather then it’s being cheap. 22% in London not eligible for FSM. (M. Carpher et al, 2016, Appetite, p.211). People who are mostly eligible who for FSM people who get benefits. People who don’t get FSM is costlier. Young people normally buy “two for £2” offer because it is cheaper and a portion of food. Young people receive £2 per day only thing they could buy is that in that price range if they are lucky enough £10 - £12 per week. Do you think young people could afford that? Getting a healthy food like a meal deal will cost £3 from Tesco and Sainsbury £15 per week. This would be expensive for young people come from low-income

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