Nutrition and Junk Food

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7th Grade Exemplar Essay:

Persuasive Essay
Title refers to the main idea and position of essay.

It’s Time to Junk Junk Food!
Tired, crabby, or unfocused in class? It could be the food you are eating. The lack of Introduction hooks the reader with a question. Thesis presented as last sentence of introductory paragraph.

healthy and tasty school lunch selections has recently become a problem in almost every elementary, middle and high school across the nation. Most schools sell junk food to students and I think this is wrong. There are many good reasons to remove junk food from school lunch menus, and creating a healthier student body is number one. Junk foods should be taken out of school lunch menus because they affect your body and mind in negative ways. Junk food is a major cause of childhood obesity. 32% of youth are overweight and nearly 74% are unfit. The bad food offered in public schools contributes to this unacceptable Writer takes a clear position

Authoritative position supported by citing research and using statistics. Details and facts support position.

problem.

A single 12-ounce can of soda has as Many of these sodas

much as 13 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. are available to kids in school at low prices as well as many other completely unhealthy foods like chips and cookies. School lunches have a very high fat content and the USDA supplies schools with the same commodity foods as prisons. 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 Language is precise and lively. Sentence structures are varied.

with healthier foods, it would definitely make a dent in the childhood obesity rate. Another reason cafeterias should start serving healthier food is that junk food does Second body paragraph present another fully developed reason for position.

not give kids the energy needed to stay...
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