Using feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Part 1 and develop the solution and identify the advantages of the solution. Note: The disadvantages or challenges with your answers will be in Part 3.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)
1. Revise, using feedback from the professor and classmates, your Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists.
Develop Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages for 6-8 pages total)
2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement clearly in the first paragraph. (The thesis statement may need to be modified to reflect added information and purpose of this part.)
3. Explain a detailed, viable solution that supports your thesis. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
4. State, explain, and support the first advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
5. State, explain, and support the second advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
6. State, explain, and support the third (and fourth if desired) advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
8. Provide a concluding paragraph / transitional paragraph that summarizes the proposed solution and its advantages.
9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategies (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain advantages.
11. Support advantage claims with at least three (3) additional quality relevant references. Use at least six (6) total for Parts 1 and 2. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
Food regulation, in public schools is a matter of great interest to government, parents and school stake holders. Quality food is necessary for making school children healthy increasing their ability to study. Depending on the type of school a child attends, they are usually served either breakfast, lunch, supper or all the meals. However, the quality of food that schools serve may not meet the standards of food set by the FDA. Food with improper nutrition content can cause serious issues of health hence the urgent need for regulation change with respect to food offered in public schools.
Quality food makes school children healthy, healthy children do well educationally, education is necessary for a child’s development. Therefore, quality foods are a factor for development. Therefore it is essential that regulations are in place to ensure that children eat healthy food.
History and status of the issue
Many schools in the United States have been providing meals for their students for a long time. However, the number of students enrolling in school is growing rapidly leading to increased pressure on facilities and services. The contemporary situation has made it an intimidating task for government agencies like the FDA to monitor the quality of nutrition provided in public learning institutions.
Ultimately, this situation has led to poor nutrition in food served for public school children. Food without proper nutrition results to the following problems:
Problem 1: Obesity
Obesity can be simply defined as having excess body fats. Obesity is common among school going children. This problem can be attributed to the quality of food offered in public schools. Obesity is a serious issue in the contemporary world since it can cause severe health problems throughout an individual’s lifetime. Olshansky and Ludwig (2005) state that life expectancy in the USA today may be shortened as a result of childhood obesity. Some problems associated with obesity include Coronary Health Diseases, High blood pressure, stroke, gall stones and reproductive issues.
Problem 2: Poor immunity
Poor quality food can also make the human immune system ineffective due to malnutrition. As the pressure on school facilities grow, maintaining food quality in public schools has become a problem. Food consumed in public schools has been blamed for lowering children’s immune system and ultimately affects the health of school children.
Problem 3: Poor overall mental and physical development
Malnutrition can lead to poor physical and mental development among school going children. This is dangerous, especially for young children, as it can lead to learning and cognition defects (Olsahansky & Ludwig, 2005). Eating food with improper nutrition can also cause defects in a person’s physical growth. Malnourished children will experience student growth and most of them appear physically weak.
In conclusion, children’s health is very important aspect of their growth. However, the kind and quality of food that children eat has a greater impact on their health. Children’s growth, both mental and physical is greatly dependent on the food that they are provided. Schools currently are failing to provide food with recommended standards to school children. This failure can create several issues including pressure on amenities caused by growing number of school children. Lack of proper nutrition can cause several health problems such as obesity for children. Obesity can lead to life threatening conditions like heart problems, cancer, reproduction issues etc. There is a need for policy and regulation changes to ensure that children receive nutritious food to their health.
Olshansky, S. J., Passaro, D. J., Hershow, R. C., Layden, J., Carnes, B. A., Brody, J., … & Ludwig, D. S. (2005). A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st century. New England Journal of Medicine, 352(11), 1138-1145.
Olshansky, S. J., & Ludwig, D. S. (2005). Perspective-Effect of Obesity on Life Expectancy in the US. Food Technology-Chicago, 59(7), 112.
Jaime, P. C., & Lock, K. (2009). Do school based food and nutrition policies improve diet and reduce obesity? Preventive medicine, 48(1), 45-53
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