Ban Junk Food! Persuasive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Ban Junk Food!
A persuasive essay calling for a ban on junk food in schools.
# 120308 | 1,034 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The writer of this paper argues that junk food should be banned from all schools because it makes children perform worse academically, it encourages unhealthy eating patterns, and it increases the risk of diseases like diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular problems and irregular blood pressure. The writer calls upon readers to save our nation and students across the United States from the negative outcomes of eating junk food.

From the Paper:

"In the United States, nearly 60 million people suffer from it. Two out of three adults are found with it. Sixty percent of the American population is experiencing it. Obesity has struck our nation heavily, both literally and figuratively. Obesity is now considered one of the leading causes of death in the United States, a fairly demoralizing statistic since fatness has become lethal. We can assume that someone who is obese is one with a great amount of excess body fat. It does not focus on those that weigh a lot or are physically larger than others, but rather on the amount of body fat one has. It has already come to the nation's attention that obesity has been getting out of hand, but little effort has been made to suppress it. Our country does not need another Supersize Me to give people a reason to stop eating junk food. Obesity needs to be targeted from its source: schools. Only a number of schools spread across the United States have banned junk food from their cafeterias and vending machines. Junk food should be banned from all schools because it makes children perform worse academically, encourages unhealthy eating patterns, and increases the risk of disease."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bray, George. Handbook of Obesity. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1998.
  • "Study: Junk food raises teens' risk of heart disease." 14 Mar 2000, http://arch, 5 May 2007
  • Flagler, Betsy. "Proper nutrition can help children do better in school." MislabeledChild. com, 29 Aug 2006,, 3 May 2007.
  • Mamun, Abdullah. "Increasing body mass index from age 5 to 14 years predicts asthma among adolescents: evidence from a birth cohort study." International Journal of Obesity 31.4 Apr. 2007: 578-583.
  • "What Your Child Eats Affects How Well He or She Learns: Diet and nutrition have an impact on how well children learn." http://www.overweightt, 5 May 2007.

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