Assignment 2.1: The Public Needs to Know –
ENG115 – Strayer University – Arlington
May 6, 2014
Obesity constitute for Americans a big problem. To resolve this problem a lot of associations tried to act in sense to change the meal menu and the eating habits for our children in public schools. In this informative paper I would like to describe new changes especially for parents.
Number of Americans with an overweight increases due to the absence of carbohydrate and extra sodium and cholesterol in their food. Physicians and associations blame food industry.
On the other hand, food industry tried to reduce the price for fast food at the ...view middle of the document...
55 for free breakfasts, $1.25 for reduced-price breakfasts, and $0.27 for paid breakfasts. Schools may qualify for higher “severe need reimbursements” for breakfasts if 40 percent or more of lunches are served free or at reduced price in the second preceding year (The School Breakfast Program." N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2012. ) .
One of the optimistic actions to fight childhood obesity is the First Lady Michelle Obama campaign Let’s Move launched in 2010. It targets obesity at the school level with healthier food also at the community level by promoting a healthier lifestyle with more physical activities. Parents and associations were encouraged to get involved in this campaign by showing kids good examples on how we can balance school, work and quality of life by exercising as often as we can and by making healthier choices when it comes to what we eat. As a result, schools are offering more fruits and vegetables in their meals instead of unhealthy food like pizza. Water and low calories drinks replaced sodas in most schools vending machines. As a result, millions of calories were cut down from our kids’ snacks and meals.