I’m doing another health related topic today, because I could not think of any other topic so I’m doing health again, it’s easy to talk about. Well this time I’m gonna talk about what schools are doing about health early on, to teach kids about healthy choices and the risks of not eating healthy. The CDC stated that heart disease was the leading cause of death for both men and women and in 2015, 630,000 people died to heart disease that’s is about 1 in every 4 deaths. I also later watched a TED talk on what’s going on with health, and how schools are dealing with health.
My thoughts on this are that schools aren’t really helping with keeping kids “healthy” although they say they are. Now a days at most schools it all frozen food. All most none of the food we are given is not frozen it’s all wrapped up, and all the school does is heat it up. And because it’s frozen, it’s gonna be unhealthy and this is because they can buy anything that frozen. I’ve been given as a student, pancakes, waffles, potato wedges, hamburgers, pizzas, teriyaki, and hot dogs, what’s healthy about that. The healthiest thing I’ve been given besides fruits and vegetables, is a salad and it tasted nasty, it was only good because it’s dressing, but by then it’s not healthy anymore.
And continue on what school is feeding kids, and what they are being taught. From what I remember from elementary to middle school is that I was never taught what exactly what it meant to be healthy we just knew I guess. Until 7th grade and even then it was brief period of time. I remember in elementary school, that the most I was taught was what was a fruit and vegetable, and what was junk food and that was really it and that was around 1st grade. We weren’t ever informed on what were the benefits, and long term effects. For the most part, health wasn’t a big part of school, it wasn’t’ a topic that was planned for. I’m not gonna say that we never talked about it until 7th grade, but it was never a lesson we talked about full on or we had a whole chapter on it. I really don’t know what schools and people are gonna do to make schools healthier, kids healthier, and teach them more on health early on, because that is when it matters. The one of the ways I think for health to change in my opinion would be that either people get a reality check and see the dangerous and risk. Or that our new president does something on it, and actually gets some major changes. Lastly unlike other diseases, like cancer, aids, or other life threatening diseases this is preventable and even stoppable. We can stop kids from being over weight and lower obesity in the US, and heart disease deaths. And also teach parents how to take care of their kids, because they are a big part of their lives and kids do learn from their parents.