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Introduction: This proposal outlines the ideas of how we can help students improve their diet. The recommendations are based on a suggestions-box which students were asked to place their visions in.
Background information: Some of the students feel a lack of information on the matter of how they could deem certain foods healthy or not. Others are disappointed by the taste of the food available near the college and promoted as "the healthy choice".
Providing information: In the light of the data collected, I suggest that we investigate ways of informing and facilitating students' access to nutrition specialists, as this would result in their better coping with obesity and having higher self-esteem. For example, consideration might be given to the introduction of a series of lunch time talks with a dietician. A poster campaign at school could also be used.
Providing and enhancing facilities: It would be of great benefit to students if food on the special healthy shelf as in transparent packages and had labels with information about its nutritional content, so that students would be much more aware of what they are letting enter their systems. It would be inadvisable to leave students without the right of choice on account of poor selection of products when it comes to their alimentation. You might also like to consider offering a short course in cookery skills based on a range of wholesome menus. In all likelihood, students would develop a greater knowledge about food which would make them not only excellent chefs, but also would acquaint them with a better way of living.
Conclusion: If these recommendations are followed, there will be a marked improvement in the situation at our college. Despite the considerable effort required, they comprise a worthwhile step, which should be set in motion with no delay.