Obviously, there is almost no school that doesn’t feed their children and make sure they do not go through the day on an empty stomach, but that also has it’s negatives since school lunches have some health problems, specifically calorie intake. Some students get school lunches for free, resulting in some shortage in profit. As much as we would like to assume that schools make their students the number one priority, a school cannot run without money, and money lost from lunches equals cheap alternatives. And these alternatives usually aren’t the most healthy. One thing schools can do to help get better school lunches is offer more of a variety.
They came in fun patterned lunch boxes that were personal to the kid. Those kids who brought home lunches did not have as many healthy options as those students who ate school lunch. I saw a lot of chips, cookies, and fruit flavored drinks. I saw fruit filled with syrup, and very very few vegetables packed. Those who ate school lunch who try to bargain for the home lunches snacks and treats.
Imagine a school cafeteria with delicious food, healthy lunches, and all on a small budget. Now imagine that same cafeteria but with not delicious, not nutritious food, and tons of money wasted. Which would you choose? Unfortunately, prairie elementary school’s cafeteria is much like the latter. Both the taste and nutritional value of this food is very bad.
Students lunches are being downgraded every year. The United States has one of the cheapest school lunch programs around the world. An Article called The Real Problem with School Lunches talks about how “we criticize schools ' reliance on highly processed, heat- 'n '-eat food, but cooking from scratch requires adequate cold storage and food preparation facilities, as well as trained workers” (Siegel). This shows that we complain so much on how the food is prepared but the government as well as every individual does not want to pay the price. Also “school meals in other countries fascinate us because they reflect a society 's true food culture, as well as its regard for its children” (Siegel).
Although changing the school lunch to a healthier, better option would be a good idea, you should not change the lunch from what it is now. Even though the kids would be eating healthier, most of the kids that eat lunch now would not buy the new lunch, also kids not buying the new lunch means not as much money comes into the school, and if you want kids to be healthier all you have to do is give them more time to be active. To begin with, if you changed the lunch at school a lot of the kids that eat lunch now would not eat lunch if you changed it. The new lunches would not taste as good as the lunches they serve now. Taking away some of the kids favorite foods is not a good idea.
No Child Should Go Hungry Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it. Carl Sagan A statewide universal free meal program for public schools would ensure that children have enough to eat during the school day and would promote good health, esteem and academics. While Indiana does offer a free/reduced meal program, it requires each family to fill out a standard form and meet eligibility guidelines.
Companies like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and more are effortless ways for Americans to get their food. A contributor to this is that Americans see fast food as convenient and simple to feed families due to the high impact of lengthy work hours and tiredness from work. With this, children do not have access to nutritious foods early on or most of their food is fast food. Poor eating habits and low levels of physical activity have been linked to childhood obesity. Studies have shown that when children are obese, they rarely grow out of it.
So many fast food chain restaurants are stacking up in communal areas, not enough healthy food options are an available for many of the children here in Hawaii. From Burgers, to sugary drinks, and french fries they are limited to so little healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables. But it isn’t their fault. Everyday after school kids are hungry and the only thing available to them is cheap filling fast food or the Manapua truck. The first step to solve this problem, start with awaring parents about the dangers and potential health risks children are exposed to if they continue to eat unhealthy.
But this act is actually causing more problems than everyone thought. Even if junk food is bad for kids, it should not be taken out of school lunches. Schools would lose money, kids are not wanting to eat the new choices rather than the old selections m it is not up to the government to control how a kid eats, it is the parents responsibility to control what their kids eats everyday in a lunch. Is It would cost a lot
This causes students to want the unhealthy option because it tastes better and gives them a short yet satisfying taste and energy. Unknowingly that within it lacks the dietary aspects they need for good bodily growth. “First, it reinforces our conclusion that the test score improvements we measure are being driven by differences in food quality, and not food quantity”(Anderson,3) In fact, the National School Lunch Program negative connotations because of the public school's participation has eliminated it and provided specific