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#1 13 years ago

We all love junk food. It is sweet. We can't resist ourselves, we have to buy it when we see it. Especially at school. I can never help myself to a couple donuts. But is having these junky foods really worth it? Especially in America, where we have a huge problem with obese students? They allow kids to drink soda at my school. You can get easy access to it in the lunch room, and about 10 vending machines around the school. They allow overweight kids (200+) to not have to participate in many various activities in gym. Is this healthy? Come on, I will gladly give up junk food AT SCHOOL to help the rest of American children. I am supposed to eat healthy anyway. It is no wonder so many Americans are so fat, it starts right at school! Some of you have to agree with me. This isn't just some minor problem that can be ignored. We have a serious obesity problem in America.




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#2 13 years ago

It's the same problem across the pond in the UK. Our pecentage of those who are clinically obese are equal to America 15years ago and this time gap is slowly shortening. It's all fair and well having the option for healthy food but what's the point if they're to sell junk food aswell? 9 times out of 10 the kid wil go to have the junk food.




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#3 13 years ago

My idea is to allow things like Pizza and Hamburgers to be sold, but they should be selling more spaghetti, lasagna, and other healthy foods. My school sells soups and sandwiches. And the soup is pretty good too. But they also sell a ton of fattening foods.




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#4 13 years ago

At my college, in our cafeterias we sell "junk food" plus alot of vendors with easy access, and I don't notice a high percentage of over weight people. The reason why people get fat is because either they eat too much for their own body to burn, or they don't move around enough to help your body burn the fat.

So quite frankly it has nothing to do with what they are eating, it has more to do with how often they work out, IE move around, walk.




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#5 13 years ago

x-c, at your school, do they have wellness/health educational classes? if not then instituting them would be a good start on the problem, also, if they are already there, then getting rid of the junk food/having mandatory exercise/PE are the only things i can think of to help resolve the issue.




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#6 13 years ago
coldhamx-c, at your school, do they have wellness/health educational classes? if not then instituting them would be a good start on the problem, also, if they are already there, then getting rid of the junk food/having mandatory exercise/PE are the only things i can think of to help resolve the issue.

Yes we do. We are required to take one semester of health class. But I am not talking about just my school. I am talking about schools all over America. Mihail may not have as big a problem in Russia because maybe kids there don't gourge themselves with junk food. But any American here knows that we have a problem with the junk food at schools. Not just at schools though, at grocery stores and other places as well. America is turning into a fat country.




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#7 13 years ago

You also have to concider all the advertising for the junk foods. I think around %75 of all food advertising is aimned at kids and is selling junk food. I my school you cannot buy any pop untill after school is let out. Though i still see kids getting 3 to 4 bags of chips and a drink and they call it a lunch:lol:. Obesty is not much a problem that i can see in my school. About %50 walk to school and most are constantly going up and down steps. Now after my lunch, it is in the basment, i have to go up to the third floor. I'm not a cross country person and i got an extra 20lbs in books to carry so i get a good work out. Now in our School PE is mandatory. You have to Change and participate in atlest %70 of the classes to pass so there are only medical excuses like if you have a broken leg or had surgery.




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#8 13 years ago

You should watch that movie "Supersize me", it also has a part about junk food in cafeterias.

I often eat unhealthy food like Pizza or Doner Kebap, but I walk each day to university instead of taking the bus and work out for at least 4 hours a week.




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#9 13 years ago
X-CWe all love junk food. It is sweet. We can't resist ourselves, we have to buy it when we see it. Especially at school. I can never help myself to a couple donuts. But is having these junky foods really worth it? Especially in America, where we have a huge problem with obese students? They allow kids to drink soda at my school. You can get easy access to it in the lunch room, and about 10 vending machines around the school. They allow overweight kids (200+) to not have to participate in many various activities in gym. Is this healthy? Come on, I will gladly give up junk food AT SCHOOL to help the rest of American children. I am supposed to eat healthy anyway. It is no wonder so many Americans are so fat, it starts right at school! Some of you have to agree with me. This isn't just some minor problem that can be ignored. We have a serious obesity problem in America.

In MY school they don't give us alot of junky foods, we can't get soda, we used to have an icecream machine but they replaced it with frozen yogurt, the result is less fat people, no joke. But im UNDERweight so i could care less.




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#10 13 years ago

Um, X-C you said America is turning into a fat country. Correction, it already is a fat country, it's turning fatter. I must confess that I myself tend to eat a lot of food and of that the majority isn;t exactly the healithies available stuff. Although I've got a good metabolism and excercise a lot, often doing 100 or more miles of cycling weekly...