Junk Food-Effects

The effects of junk food on the youngsters:
      1.1 Introdcution
Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods that are perceived to have little or no nutritional value (i.e. containing "empty calories"), or to products with nutritional value but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all.
The term was coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972.
Junk foods are typically ready-to-eat convenience foods containing high levels of saturated fats, salt, or sugar, and little or no fruit, vegetables, or dietary fiber; junk foods thus have little or no health benefits.
Common junk foods include salted snack foods (chips, crisps), candy, gum, most sweet desserts, fried fast food and carbonated beverages (sodas) , burgers and pizzas as well as alcoholic beverages.
JUNK FOOD Junk food is everywhere and it is being consumed by our youngsters in record quantities. “Junk food” is food which traditionally has no nutritional value. It deprives the body of necessary nutrients and its over consumption over time leads to obesity, medical problems, and behavioral problems.
Junk food consumption is associated with various physical ailments including obesity, Type II diabetes, heart attacks, and decreased life expectancy.Because of junk food, “our children’s life expectancy could be lower than our own.”   Junk food is also a major cause in the 23 percent of Indian children who are overweight.Fast food and the increasingly available category of junk food is stongly correlated to the “300 percent increase in the rate of children who are either overweight or obese.”

Application in classrooms and similar settings
Junk food surrounds our children in a new “toxic food environment” which is made worse by a bombardment of advertisements through media directed at children.  
Junk foods are altering the structure and function of the human brain...