Everyone wants to stay healthy. We often find ourselves caught in the traps of vending machines with the tasteful snacks and sodas sitting in them. One of America’s leading causes of death and health issues is obesity.
Statistics show that nearly one out of three Americans are either overweight or obese. Americans are dealing with issues of obesity and vending machines are one of the leading causes with its empty calories and trans fats. On campuses and local schools, students who wish to enjoy junk food are easily attracted to the snacks and sodas in vending machines.
The one important point about vending machines is that people do not stop to think of what they wish to get before hitting the button. Even though it is quite understandable that we cannot stop people from eating their favorite snacks, we can educate ourselves on how to stay healthy.
We can eat our favorite snacks and sodas while staying healthy and looking good. People should not wait for the government to help encourage good eating habits; we can all help each other starting from our schools, homes and even among our friends. The awkward feeling here is that when given the chance people will abuse it and do whatever they want at their own risk. Companies can adopt certain strategies to ensure successful healthy living that is, by swapping out unhealthy vending machines for healthy ones with small portions of truly healthy options.
We all wish to stay healthy and live long and this looks to be a step in the right direction if vending machine companies adopted this kind of strategy. Even though attempting all these healthy options is not really going to solve the issue of obesity, it looks like a perfect place to start.
If unhealthier snacks are replaced with the healthy snack, the feeling is that it’s going to be a start when it comes to encouraging people to making healthier choices all around and not just with snacks and sodas in vending machines which is a good thing. Vending machine companies should minimize artificial additives and focus more on fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates and vitamins.
We need to constantly check on our calorie intake and how we can keep up and maintain it. If the calorie count goes beyond what is expected, the minimal snack rule needs to be applied that is having the snack food having nutrient density. The least these companies can do is fill these machines with healthy snacks and juices to at least help reduce the obesity rate in schools.
Every school has been put in the perfect position to reinforce healthy eating habits and they can do so by ensuring physical activity behaviors that we all need to maintain optimal health. We all need to come together and help fight to improve the quality of foods and beverages sold in our schools so as to help stay healthy and live a more productive life.