Unhealthy Food In Schools Essay

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Unhealthy Food at Schools: How the Government Is Helping Nearly one in three children in our country is overweight or obese. These are many of the reasons why our schools changed the food they serve to children at school. Children spend most of their day at school so it would be logical to improve the foods children eat at school. The Healthy, Hunger Free Act on 2010 should be passed because it ensures access to healthy food and promotes overall wellness by providing food for more children and improving the nutrition of the foods served at schools. The Act takes several steps to end childhood obesity, and makes school foods more nutritious, and helps end childhood hunger. The Healthy, Hunger Free Act authorizes funding for schools meals and child nutrition programs, and increases access to healthy foods for low-income children. The proposal’s intentions are to improve the health of the Nation’s children, increase the consumption of healthy foods during the school day and, create an environment that emphasizes the development of healthy eating habits. The proposal specifies that the nutrition …show more content…
The Act is intended to improve the health and well-being of children in America, increase ingestion of healthy foods throughout the day, and encourage healthy eating habits. Some of the food requirements under the proposed rule states: be either a fruit, a dairy, a vegetable, a protein food, whole-grain rich product, must contain 10% of the daily value of a nutrient, snack items should contain less than two-hundred milligrams of sodium. These food requirements will help prevent childhood diseases associated with unhealthy eating habits like, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and childhood obesity. The act also states that schools provide plain water, low fat milk, and 100% fruit/vegetable

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