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Some schools agree that fast food restaurants and supermarkets can promote their products in school and that schools benefit from it. Is it a positive or a negative development?
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Fast Food Company and supermarkets have become the powerful force and major source of nutrition in our economy. The fast foods are getting overwhelming popularity in school, universities, colleges and offices in fact all over the world.
The fast food marketing has targeted to children because school children assessed to be more vulnerable towards fast-foods because kids lack the judgment of adults and are potential new life-long customers, fast food marketers have targeted children.
Toys and other tactics of marketing like television, internet, are by far the most popular form of marketing to exploit the children’s vulnerability by fast food corporations. Children were also targeted in their own communities through the use of billboards and through local environments such as stores, restaurants, and schools, which was giving the harmful effect of this marketing environment on children’s health.
As the popularity of fast food is increasing, the child started suffering from poor-diet conditions and calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods, which is causing health related problems like Obesity, Asthma, Liver disease, and Stroke, Cancer, and Cardiovascular disease. The school authority also confesses that their products are promoting by such junk foods, and teachers who were considered to be the part of child well-wisher also assessed to be involved in supporting such products.
Schools should be a place where children are free from corporate marketing. But many parents, teachers and even school administrators are taking a stand by setting strong policies to keep fast food corporations out of the learning environment. The government should take steps to ban the excessive use of fast foods in schools to save the children’s health because the children are the most crucial part of a nation, the progress of any nation depends on new generation.
[Written by – Sana Rehman ]