Thursday, 6 September 2018

Why The Easter Bunny Should Be Banned From NZ



Have you ever been to the supermarket and seen the rows and rows of chocolate? For example M&M’s, Mars bars or Hershey's bars. Then once a year around April, the stores start to overflow with eggs, bunnies and marshmallow delights.  That’s right it’s Easter time, the time of the year when a small, fluffy bunny brings us Delicious chocolate that then we stuff our faces with so much chocolate we can barely move. But do you know what all this chocolate is doing to your body? Hi my name is Tareeq and I’m here to tell you why I think that the Easter Bunny should be banned from New Zealand.


My first argument for the banning of this igneous Easter Bunny is because chocolate is bad for us.  According to scientists people should have an average daily intake of 37g of sugar a day or 9 teaspoons. Did you know that a 100g bar of white chocolate contains 59g of sugar? That’s more than your daily intake in one meal. Too much sugar is bad for us as it can rot your teeth and create cavities! Eating a diet that is high sugar also increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and other medical issues. Too much sugar can also make you feel tired and lethargic.


In my opinion another reason to stop the Easter bunny’s influence is because more and more children are eating unhealthy and sugar filled diets. The amount of obese children in New Zealand is growing. According to statistics in New Zealand, in 2017 21% of children aged 2–12 were overweight, with a further 12.3% considered obese. Eating too much chocolate without exercising can result in weight gain which can lead to obesity. Being obese greatly increases your risk of developing heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. We should be discouraging children from binge eating chocolate at Easter and instead teach children to eat it in moderation as part of a healthy diet.


My final reason why we should stop this evil menace is when children go on Easter egg hunts they get injured! It leads to competitiveness which causes families to argue. Like this a 6 year old boy had too many Easter eggs in his basket and instead of the Easter bunny politely telling him to put some of his Easter eggs back what we would expect him to do instead he grabbed the boys basket and threw some of his eggs on to the ground which drove the boy to tears. Children also get injured going on Easter egg hunts adults start to get competitive and start to shove and push children around which led to them being seriously injured.


In conclusion I believe that all parents should teach their children to have a good balanced diet, teach them that they can have junk food in moderation and most importantly teach children to not trust a man in a fluffy bunny suit. Thank you for listening to my speech.

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