Healthy eating on the menu
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?