Sarah Wu, who is a mother and an elementary school teacher decided on January 4, 2010 to eat the school lunch every day. She decided to blog about each day she ate the school lunches. Sarah Wu had experienced her students constantly complaining about the school lunches as well as hearing it from her own children. Sarah decided to conduct an experiment of her own to observe what would happen to her if she were to consume the lunch provided to the students for a certain period of time. Her results lead her to the conclusion that the school lunches should not be fed to the growing children.
Has everyone known that many elementary school students feel anxiety and stress whenever they take quizzes and exams every school year? Do students who consume large amounts of unhealthy foods receive lower standardized-test scores? In recent years, “standardized test scores have been the dominant metric for measuring what public-school students know and are able to do” (Anderson 1). According to an article in The Atlantic, “Do Healthy Lunches Improve Test Scores?,” Melinda D. Anderson discusses the main issues of elementary students’ current health and academic progress. Throughout the well-written article, Anderson successfully utilizes language to argue about the benefits of elementary students’ healthy lunches, establishes her credibility,
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, is a book about American dietary traditions, and the food quandary American’s encounter in today’s society. Pollan presents various philosophical points to entice his readers to question their current eating habits. Further, Pollan attempts to help readers determine the resolution to the long-standing question: “What will I fix for dinner?” by exploring the diverse food routes available to modern-day man and by dissecting those paths to reveal the best for well-being, solidity, and sustainability. Pollan initiates the book by examining the dilemma of the omnivore, a beast with infinite options for eating.
Another issue that deeply affects students is the lack of time to eat. All three thousand students are fed at once, but the lunch period only lasts for thirty minutes. By the time students are actually able to sit down with their food, most of the period has already flown by. As one teacher points out: “The line for kids to get their food is very long... They get 10 minutes probably to eat their meals” (Kozol 717).
In 1990, author Wendell Berry had a collection of essays released together in a book titled What Are People For?. Among these essays is one titled The Pleasures of Eating, focusing on the responsibilities of eating which includes self-awareness regarding what one’s consuming. Berry begins his essay voicing his solution on how city people can bring new life to American farming and rural life. Berry’s solution is simply to “Eat responsibly” (1). He elaborates on this stating that “Most eaters … think of food as an agricultural product, perhaps, but they do not think of themselves as participants in agriculture” (Berry 1).
It was a rainy day. Unlike the previous observation, I did not get the fun ride with my professor. I had to catch the Uber and I could arrive at school by 8. I walked into the classroom and I could meet Ms. B’s class students, Ms. B and two of teachers aids. All students were eating something in class for their breakfast including two of teacher assistants.
Few people have ever thought of food as more than just a source of energy, a fount of nutrients, or a delight to our taste buds. The only parts of our body involved in the work of eating are our mouth and digestive system-or so we think. But that’s only a fraction of the whole picture. The book The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan reveals the evolution, science, and thinking behind the simple action of eating. In this book, Pollan argues that a long time ago, humans were able to solve the dilemma they had about what to eat, but now, at a time when we think we’re so much more advanced, this dilemma has not only been made harder, but we’ve become even less healthy, and forgotten the point of eating, especially in America.
Americans today are well-known for their eating habits. With all the options the food industry gives us it makes it hard to go to the grocery store and resist picking up that bag of barbeque-flavored chips or blueberry flavored candy. Due to these processed foods obesity is a growing epidemic in our country and who is to blame for it? In an article entitled “What You Eat is Your Business” by Radley Balko, Balko argues for less government intervention. Balko believes is it our responsibility to take care of ourselves and make it a priority.
Thus, it is not a surprise when it comes to the situation that real foods are fading away on the dinner tables. In response to this situation, Michael Pollan writes an essay titled “Unhappy Meals” to advise his readers to “Eat [real] food. Not too much. Mostly plants” (Pollan 1). This claim holds effectively in Pollan’s essay because
Think about lunch time at school the memoires are terrifying. Thinking about the food giving at school makes people nausea. When the time of lunch is approaching it brings them joy because the food that they are about to eat is going to be delicious and full up their stomach. Children that go to school sometimes starve because the food is horrible at school. School lunches have been disgusting way before my time.
First lunch is better than second because the student can eat sooner. That seems obvious enough. But why does that matter? Well, when the author of this paper was a freshman in high school, she had fifth lunch instead of fourth. She did not know if one was better than the other because of course, she was young and inexperienced.
Have you ever wondered if you could ever change the school lunches in the Public schools? Well you’re not the only one, many other people thought about changing the way you eat at lunch and started to change it. Some trials have failed but some have succeeded at the trail for their public school. But some administrators what it to come to all schools, for the fact that they are losing money because kids stopped eating lunches at school.
Stress has become a major issue for high school students. Many students have seven classes, participate in sports, have after school activities, homework, and need to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. Some parents and outside influencers don’t see the benefits of having a longer lunch period for high school students. Students complain about how long school is now but they don 't have enough time outside of school to complete everything they are expected to. While it is understandable that some parents wouldn’t want longer lunches because it could result in safety issues and students having to remain in school 30 minutes longer than the traditional time, longer lunches would give students a chance to complete homework, get help from teachers, and eat a nutritious meal.
Personal fitness team gets tough on Fat related foods Keeping fit is considered is one of the challenges people encounter in life. It bars them from leading their desired lifestyle. The personal fitness team aims at helping people understand numerous things about keeping fit and specifically about unhealthy related foods. There are numerous cases where people fail to shed off excessive weight despite the number of times they exercise.