Competitive Foods at School and Childhood Obesity


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Student Name
CAFF 321, 1
Due Jun 11, 2011
Competitive Foods at School and Childhood Obesity
Fleishhacker, S. (2007). Food fight: The battle over redefining competitive foods. Journal of School Health 77(3): Quarterly 87(1): 147-152.
The purpose of the journal article was to examine the standards, policies, and legal guidelines which pertain to the prevalence of competitive and non-nutritional foods at schools. The article also examined proposed federal legislation which is aimed at improving the quality and type of foods available at schools. A desire of this article was to analyze these details in order to have a better idea of strategies which might be useful in optimizing the food at schools.
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.....a of competing voices in this heated debate.
Diary Entry
This class has given me ample tools to examine and contemplate the greater social implications of issues such as nutrition in schools. Recently I heard that schools in Los Angeles are going to ban flavored milk. Initially, I felt great about that move. Later, I heard arguments such as the obvious: more children are likely to drink chocolate milk than plain milk. It is tough to go back and think like a “kid” for a second. When I did, I realized that I would not drink plain milk as much at a young age either. Seemingly simple policy issues have profound sociological impacts depending on which way the wheel turns. However, health problems from obesity are too “large” a problem to ignore.