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Daryl Gallagher English 110 Dr. Cross Uncle, I Mean Mother, Sam. In recent years America has become paranoid about the food they eat and the drinks they consume. With an obesity epidemic sweeping the nation, many people are radically changing their diet and eating habits. But these personal changes are not being adopted by everybody and as a result there have also been changes in national food companies, and in government regulations. One way the government is stepping in is by controlling the food served to children at school cafeterias. Since lunch at school is one of the main meals a child eats, controlling that meal can be very influential. This raises the question if it is right for the government to control what we eat. Shouldn’t the parents have the choice of what they feed their children, or shouldn’t teenagers have the choice to eat unhealthy if they please? Or is it the government’s duty to look out for our wellbeing? Congress had the Institute of Medicine conduct a study to find out the best course of action to better the food children ate at school and both food and drinks were called to be changed. Fruits and vegetables were recommended to replace food with high fat, such as chips and cookies with fresh fruit and dippable vegetables. The Institute of Medicine also recommended that only diet and caffeine free soda should be sold, along with sports
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Cross during the Spring '08 term at Manhattan College.

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