Junk Food

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Mariam Ali
English I
Mrs. Lynn
April 21, 2013
Junk Food
People today are becoming addicted to fast food without realizing the effects. Anywhere you go know, you will find a fast food store next to you, which is harming for children all around the world; most children now live and grow up on fast food. By eating junk food, which is filled with harmful calories, children won’t be able to develop their skills and harm their health. Children that don’t eat healthy nutritional food ends up harming their body in many different ways, such as having heart diseases or heart failures at a young age. It is the second cause of death in America. Junk food also affects the way you sleep, the energy you have, and your blood sugar. This is why you should start making healthier choices now when you are still growing.

Junk food is a major cause of childhood obesity. The bad food offered in public schools contributes to this unacceptable problem. A single 12-ounce can of soda has as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. Many of these sodas are available to kids in school at low prices as well as many other completely unhealthy foods like chips and cookies. Due to the lack of fresh and flavorful food, many students will choose to buy the cheap junk food offered instead. If we could stock vending machines and cafeterias with healthier foods, it would definitely make a dent in the childhood obesity rate.
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