MWA 3- Taking Fast Food Out Of Public Schools
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A Proud Day for School Vending Machine Bans

The first evidence that keeping vending machines out of middle schools is associated with decreased obesity
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Abrams, Lindsay. "A Proud Dat for School Vending Machine Bans." The Atlantic. Edgecast Networks, 13 Aug. 2012. Web. 8 Nov. 2014.

 

Lindsay Abrams was a reporter for her school's newspaper when she was in high school. She wrote an article about how the candy and soda in the hallways distract students in between class, so her school removed the machines. Her classmates were not to happy with this happening. Now she is a real reporter and writing about studies done showing that keeping unhealthy food options out of vending machines decreases obesity for children. She is obviously very happy about this. Abrams talks about how if healthy options were the only choices for students then they would adapt to that, and Abrams explains that starting healthy habits for children when they are young will be easier than when they are older. The audience for this article would be someone wanting to learn about why unhealthy options are not good in schools. This is an easy article to read, so many ages would understand it. 

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Setting a New Academic Standard: Getting Junk Food Out of Schools

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Gibson, Phebe, and Lily Swartz. "Setting a New Academic Standard: Getting Junk Food Out of Schools." Prevention Institute. Pic Net, 3 Oct. 2011. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.


Food industries are deceiving family and children. Phoebe Gibson and Lily Swartz explain in this article that food companies are lying through their ads. They are using misleading advertisements, promoting their food throughout children television shows, and even putting ads in yearbooks. By doing these things children become more prone to wanting them if that is whats "popular." The advertisements are everywhere and some even say that they are supporting different charities with the profits they are making. The authors also explain that schools are finding cost effective ways to promote healthier options, so this is a great article to use to support the point that healthier foods will not make a school lose money. This article is directed towards parents warning them what is happening. 

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Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance

Children's health has made tremendous strides over the past century. In general, life expectancy has increased by more than thirty years since 1900 and much of this improvement is due to the reduction of infant and early childhood mortality. Given this trajectory toward a healthier childhood, we begin the 21st-century with a shocking development an epidemic of obesity in children and youth. The increased number of obese children throughout the U.S. during the past 25 years has led policymakers to rank it as one of the most critical public health threats of the 21st-century. Preventing Childhood Obesity provides a broad-based examination of the nature, extent, and consequences of obesity in U.S. children and youth, including the social, environmental, medical, and dietary factors responsible for its increased prevalence. The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various sectors of society to reduce its future occurrence. Preventing Childhood Obesity explores the underlying causes of this serious health problem and the actions needed to initiate, support, and sustain the societal and lifestyle changes that can reverse the trend among our children and youth.
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Jeffrey P. Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, and Vivica A. Kraak, Editors, Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children and Youth


This online book would be very helpful for parents or other guardians trying to prevent their child from struggling with childhood obesity. The chapter titled "Schools" is where i will get most of my information. The authors did a great job on this chapter because they provided information about the school lunch programs and the requirements they have to meet. These authors also describe competitive foods, which are other options besides what is included in the lunch programs. Also, school based intervention studies are provided in this chapter. This book will be a good reference for me to go to when arguing that schools can help change childhood obesity by changing lunch program options. 

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Vending Business Blog

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Preview and download the podcast Vending Business Blog on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

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Vending Business Show. Interview with Seden Harrison. "Healthy School Vending: Government Regulation or Freedom to Choose?" iTunes. Apple Inc. 26 June 2013. Web. 7 Nov 2014.

This is an interview with Seden Harrison from SmartSource Vending. She is asked what she thinks about the government making rules on what schools can serve in their vending machines. She is very much in favor that the schools should be able to decide. Harrison is adamant on the fact that high school students will always find a way to get the snickers bar they want rather than a healthy option served in a vending machine. She rants about how students should have the choice between healthy and non healthy options, and that if they are not given a choice then students will most likely figure out a way to get the snack they want outside of the school walls. This interview is focused on informing anyone who wants to know more about the rules the government is coming up with to regulate the foods served in schools, and also to inform anyone on why a choice should be given to students. This interview will be helpful because it is going against what i am saying, so I will be able to use what she is saying and create points against her opinion. 

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Healthy Vending Machines In Schools | Review of School Vending Machines In Fremont, California - YouTube

Principal Sarah Smoot of Irvington High School tells us what sets the HUMAN Healthy Vending machine services apart from her past vending experiences. Informa...
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Human Healthy Vending.Interview with Sarah Smoot. "Healthy Vending Machines in Schools Review of School Vending Machines informant, California." YouTube.com. YouTube LLC. 1 July 2013. Web. 8 November 2013.

This is an interview done to promote Human Healthy Vending machines. The principal of Irvington High School in Fremont, California was interviewed on her thoughts of the success of the Human Healthy Vending machines in the high school. This was directed towards an audience that might be interested in replacing "junk food" vending machines with healthier options. Smoot was asked questions such as: "What were your concerns when the District changed to Healthy Vending?", "How do the old commissions compare to Healthy Vending?", "What are some of the benefits of having the Human Healthy Vending program?", and "What is the difference about Healthy Vending customer service and machine?" The conclusion after this interview is that Human Healthy Vending machines are a great option for schools to replace "junk food" machines with. Smoot's answers support my argument of trying to prove that schools do not have to lose money if switching to healthy vending options and the long term effects will be better. 

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Do School Lunches Contribute to Childhood Obesity?

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Schanzenbach, Diane. "Do School Lunches Contribute to Childhood Obesity?" The Journal of Human Resources: n. pag. Web. 2009.


The audience for this journal would need to be of an older crowd in order to understand everything that is being written about. This journal goes into detail about previous research that has been done on the topic of schools influencing students in the wrong ways by providing unhealthy food options. This journal also includes charts of data that show studies done. The main point of this article is proving that children who eat school lunches rather than brown bagged lunch are going to be gaining more weight. This journal is a strong source because of all the research that was show throughout the pages. 

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Redirect Notice

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"Don't Let School Lunch Bully You." Cartoon. 2012. Behance. 18 May 2012. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

 

This cartoon was created to send to young children in school that may not understand  what eating healthy means, but would maybe understand better having a cartoon to look at. The picture is displaying the fact that children need to eat healthier. This picture was chosen because it displays in a picture that school lunches are not healthy. 

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Targeting Junk-Food-Filled Vending Machines In Schools

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TargetsChildren will adapt to what they are given. Put a junk food-filled vending machine in front of a child and more than likely he will dial for Doritos. ...

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Garcia, Oz. "School Nutrition- Targeting Junk Food-Filled Vending Machines." Huffingtonpost.com. N.p., 2 Dec. 2010. Web. 9 Nov. 2014.

 

This is a blog entry by Oz Garcia. He is a nutrisionist and the author of the book "The Food Cure for Kids." This article represents the interest of a man who wants to inform the world that the statistics of childhood obesity needs to change. The audiance this entry was written for is anyone interested in changing the future of childhood obesity, the influence schools have on children, and replacing unhealthy food options with healthy choices in schools. He talks about the idea of putting healthy food options in schools and children will learn to adapt to the healthy food and then crave them instead of the bag of chips or candy bar they used to get. This article is perfect for what i am arguing because Garcia argues exactly what some of my points are. I agree with Garcia when he says that children will adapt to healthy options. 

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School Vending -- Dangers of Junk Food - YouTube

School Vending- Danger of Junk FoodSchool Vending http://www.vending-machines-in-school.com/free School Vending video on the dangers of a "traditional" vending program in schools. Go to http:/...

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Human Healthy Vending. "School Vending- Dangers of Junk Food." YouTube. 8 Nov. 2014.

This is a short video created by Human Healthy Vending to explain the answer to the question "What are the dangers of a "traditional" vending program in schools?" This video is focused to inform parents, schools, and even students why serving healthier food choices in vending machines in schools is a better choice than serving "junk food" vending options. The speaker in this video gives statistics on obesity in American and she explains how healthy food in vending machines will influence students in better ways. The speaker also talks about how health is not the only problem with the traditional vending machines. She explains that many of the old machines are often popular for breaking frequently and they are inconvenient because they do not take debit cards. This video will be helpful to have an example of a healthier option to convince schools to try. 

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