Persuasive Essay on Eating

882 Words Mar 16th, 2009 4 Pages
Why don’t teenagers eat healthy? They have not stopped dressing, playing sports, working, or traveling, so why did they stop eating healthy? Is it because today they have grown up with junk food and that they do not know how to eat healthy? Maybe it is because they are so involved with many other activities that they can’t find the time to eat a decent meal. Whatever the specific reason may be, American teenagers have stopped eating healthy and something needs to be done. This paper tells the reasons why American teenagers have stopped eating healthy, but first it explains some reasons as to why teenagers eat so unhealthy.

Few people besides nutritionists and dietitians are aware of the reasons why teenagers have such
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Again, most teenagers will choose junk food over healthy food as their snack for the day considering that it just tastes better.

Teenagers today have been surrounded by junk food all of their lives so it is really the only type of food that they have ever known. People who lived one hundred years ago did not grow up with junk food so they are used to eating healthy food. Because of the advertisements shown on television, the many fast food restaurants to attend, and the fact that teenagers can obtain food whenever they are hungry, teenagers are not healthy eaters. Junk food can be found anywhere. One can go to the grocery store and see soda, fruit roll-ups, and chips. At the gas station one can find a variety of candy bars while at a concession stand one can obtain popcorn and licorice ropes. Junk food is constantly around teenagers in America. There are not many places in this world where one can find just healthy food.

What do sports, jobs, and clubs have in common? These are the activities that control the lives of most American people especially teenagers, which leave them with very little time to eat a decent meal. The American people are always on the run that all they eat is a granola bar or a pop tart when they are off to work or school in the morning. In the afternoon maybe they eat some nachos or pizza which will allow them to be up and moving in a short period of time. For dinner, before they have to rush off to soccer practice

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