Junk Food Essay

Submitted By goaliegavin17
Words: 325
Pages: 2

To Junk or Not to Junk

At schools across Ontario there is a restriction on junk food for example vending machines in schools have changed from chocolate bars and pop to nutri-grain bars and water. Junk food is not served as frequently and you may feel disappointed about this. I think the ban is a good thing since statistics show that in 2050, two-thirds of children will be overweight or obese if nothing is done. I wouldn’t like to be one of the people in those two-thirds and neither would you. Since action is being taken now by the ban we now have a second chance to change and be healthier for the future. We all know that a healthy body is very important and an unhealthy diet results in an unhealthy body. Foods eaten with a high factor of salt and fat too much can cause obesity. You have only yourself to blame. As the saying goes you are what you eat. Even though salt is essential for our lives excess amounts found in junk food can cause high blood pressure. And it doesn’t stop there since obesity can cause other health problems such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Statistics show that 90% of adults and two-thirds of children could be obese by 2050.

Although schools will be without tasty treats and soft drinks it will be a good step towards eating healthy and it will even lower the amount of packaging produced. It may be disappointing in the sense that you won’t be able to get fries at the school caf. But you will be much happier in 30 years when you