A HEALTHIER YOUTH
DENNIS GAGUI BELTRAN
Health is Wealth so says an adage.Getting that good health requires that feeling of physical, mental, and social well-being and not only be free of any diseases. It is also true that every person should maintain a clean living free from any vices to attain good health. I remember one of my high school teacher lecturing us about the ‘you are what you eat and vice versa’in our MAPEH class. In addition to that, our school principal is quite adamant to the idea of no selling of “JUNK” foods to us, the students. It was only when I am on the shoe of my teacher. I told my students not to eat too much of so the called “JUNK” foods and be conscious enough to read the nutritional facts label for each. Too much sodium content or excessive sugar is rampantly loaded in snacks by these uncontended profit loving corporations.
Conclusively, our youth today craves on almost every new snackspresented in the market without considering the risk of eating unhealthy food and not knowing of the aforementioned contents. Obesity and even early signs of diabetes might become prevalent in the future on our kids. It’s another case of a clear and an impending danger that our health authorities must put a closer look.
The author is a Grade 8 MAPEH teacher of San Pablo 2nd National High School, Lubao, Pampanga