Letters for Oct. 2, 2015

• Fast not key for kids when it comes to food • Suspect should have been charged

• Fast not key for kids when it comes to food • 

Today’s youth scarf down fast food every day because of the high accessibility of a quick meal, but unfortunately it comes with extra calories. Is fast really the key when it comes to our youth’s food choices? No, fast is not key.

Even though fast means no more waiting around for mom to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal, consequences come with the benefit. Saturated fats, and sky rocketing calories cause you to gain weight or even a life-threatening medical problems.

This month’s Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that teenagers and kids consumed far more calories in fast-food and other restaurants than they did at home. It isn’t realistic to ban the youth from eating out, but they should be careful when you do so. Choose alternatives on the menu. Instead of fries, that are loaded with saturated fat, ask for a side salad. Instead of a soda, ask for water and eliminate the cheese and special sauces.

Deija Melchor, Lihue

Suspect should have been charged

How does someone get arrested for suspicion of robbery and kidnapping and not get charged?

A 34-year-old man is suspected of robbing a women at Kapiolani Park. The man got arrested for robbery and kidnapping but did not get charged. I feel that the man should be charged forthe crime he has committed.

It is not right for any women or anybody in general to get robbed and kidnapped, first of all. If she were to be in any danger, it would be best to eliminate the problem. In this situation, theman is the problem. He held a gun to her head and told her to go around the corner before he took her jewelry, money and purse.

The man should be charged for robbery and kidnapping. Even though he didn’t get charged, he should at least understand what he has done and realize it was wrong for him to do it in thefirst place. It’s time for us to to understand what’s right from wrong.

Leona Sime, Lihue

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