Healthy eat­ing on the menu

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

In room 15 at Pare­mata School we have been learn­ing about healthy eat­ing. We all agree that prices at su­per­mar­kets should go down on healthy food and prices on junk food go up.

People are hav­ing to pay lots of money to go to gyms and to buy healthy food.

It is sad watch­ing people buy­ing so much junk food be­cause it is the only way they can af­ford to feed their fam­ily.

We hope that people put prices down in su­per­mar­kets as it’s un­fair that people have to spend lots of money to keep their fam­ily healthy. So put the prices DOWN! Why is that?

Some fam­i­lies have smaller bud­gets than oth­ers, which means they will have to buy more junk food, which will in­crease the rate of obe­sity and that will in­crease the rate of dis­eases, such as heart dis­ease, high choles­terol and di­a­betes.

There are com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives like Push Play, which en­cour­age healthy eat­ing and reg­u­lar ex­er­cise.

We need more things like this through­out the com­mu­nity.

Sta­tis­tics: You can buy a 2.25-litre Coke for $3.40 and a 2-litre milk for $4.40.

Fe­males have a higher rate of obe­sity by 9 per cent. When you go shop­ping, have you re­alised how ex­pen­sive healthy food is and how cheap non-healthy food is? I think that’s just wrong. Some poor people can’t af­ford to feed their chil­dren healthy food, so their chil­dren grow up non­healthy. For ex­am­ple: Cola is cheap. I think they should bring it up to like $30 a bot­tle and ap­ples to 50c a kg.

What do you think?

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