Nowadays, society has a real problem with food consumption. At the beginning of this century, the percentage of obese children reached the 30%. It seems unacceptable there are not any ongoing solutions to solve this huge health problem. It is proven that obese people have a high rate of health incidents and they are in serious danger. It is an issue that governments and institutions must address urgently.
Special school programs promoted by governments might be the beginning of the solution. There have to be nutrition classes in order to teach children how to eat properly to keep healthy and fit. Children and teenagers have to be able to distinguish adequate food. What is more, school directors and responsibles have to be aware of these concepts to choose properly the right food and providers for their school canteens.
An alternative or complementary solution to this dramatic problem is the use of technology. Young people use mobiles and applications the whole day. Therefore, a special application may be created to teach and guide them. Even, this new application could personalize its messages according to every student.
In conclusion, government has to implement new ways to solve the problem. Schools should lead this movement and maybe considering the aid of new technologies. This is the strategy that I would recommend governments adopt.
Juan Antonio Corbalán Liarte
This article was written for the English course (C1) at the Official School of Languages «Jesús Maestro» in Madrid.