Schools should stop selling high fat, sodium, and sugary foods. If schools keep selling food with so much high sodium, sugar and fat, which means they “don’t care” about the students’ health. In the last few years, evidence has mounted that too much of these appealing ingredients often invisibly included in beverages, processed foods and restaurant fare, harms health. For example many schools give students sodas when they should give them water, milk or 100% orange juice or apple juice. Sugary drinks have increased obesity in the United States. A 12 ounce can of soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar, and the average teenager consumes about three cans a day.
At Estancia High School, they have a lot of options for students to pick from. Options include a fruit salad or salad with chicken, beef or vegan burger. Bianca Ceja a senior stated, “I haven't had a bad experience with any of the food at school, sometimes I will get chips right after I am done eating, for like a snack but it is very rare.”
Schools should stop giving their students high fat, sodium, and high sugar foods because it isn’t healthy for them and have the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, the potential to be diagnosed with obesity, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. At this point we should be aware of what we should be eating and everyone too.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval