All of the children that live in America are entitled to a free public education. A lunch is provided that costs a reduced fee for those who attend a public school. Everyday thousands of kids go to school and mindlessly eat this lunch. A lunch that is filled with frozen, processed foods that all share the same unpronounceable chemicals in their ingredient list. I personally believe that if schools started to add more natural, fresh, whole foods into their lunches it would be helpful to our societies growing obesity epidemic.
Predominantly, constructing a cafeteria will improve the Smyrna campus as a whole. Many students and staff have a full day of classes and having a full schedule does not permit enough time to go off campus for lunch. In addition, there are some students that get dropped off by their family, friends or public transportation and not able to leave during the day. That means some students are bound to stay on campus and limited to the junk food in the vending machines. Poor weather could also limit the students from going out and the cafeteria could be utilized in times like this.
Mainly the quality of the food, every student pays a substantial amount of money to eat on campus. It’s not fair to students having to throw away food and spend their money at restaurants, just so they don’t starve. The hours of the dining hall are definitely the easiest thing to fix, closing at 6:30 p.m. on a Friday afternoon is obviously ridiculous. The hours should at least end around 8:00 p.m. Also, building a restaurant on campus would make the school much more appealing to recruits. These problems with the food system at Limestone College are for the most part easy to fix.
Recently schools lunches have played a big factor in obesity with children. Every year the ratings go up due to school lunches many schools don’t take the time to actually make the lunch’s right. One of the main problems is that schools don’t provide enough fruit and vegetables (WhatsForLunch.com). Ann cooper and Lisa m. Holmes made it clear that the only reason why French fries are allowed in the school cafeteria’s is because they are baked. (WhatsForlunchNyc.com, 1) Researchers have found that another reason why school lunches effect children is because the school lunches don’t provide enough nutrients.
In the article “Attacking the obesity Epidemic by First figuring out its cause” by Jane E. Brody. She reflects on how “ children aged 2 to 19 consume seven trillion calories of sugar sweetened beverages a year.” Also in that article she says, “Schools that introduce healthful foods in the classroom have shown that they are more likely to be eaten in the lunchroom and at home.” Thinking about it seven trillion sugar sweetened beverages is a lot. By improving our school food students will be more physically fit. If we improve our school lunches it will benefit students, yes it will be more expensive but it is beneficial in the long run. If this is going to be done “it could be done for about $5 per child” according to “No lunch left behind” by Alice Walters and Katrina Heron.
Have your parents ever asked you what you had for lunch? Have they told you that the one thing they miss was school lunch? My parents have and the reason why they missed it was being use they had homemade meals. I wish Bellmont high school would spend a little more time and money on our school lunches. At school, I expect a good lunch everyday day and something that will make me full too.
Every year, more and more food is wasted and school lunches because nobody thinks they are good anymore. The quality of food goes down, less students eat, and more wish they could go and eat somewhere, anywhere, else. If schools were to add off-campus lunches, however, that would all improve. While off-campus lunches may promote unsupervised behavior, going off campus for lunches is a viable option because it is cheaper for the school, cheaper for the students, and makes sure everyone will eat.
During lunchtime, students generally make their way through the crowded cafeteria to sit with their friends, and enjoy their lunch while being supervised; however, many schools are now authorizing students to have an open campus lunchtime. An open campus allows students to leave school campus unsupervised to have lunch or hang out at a local restaurant or business. Having an open campus is beneficial because it allows students to gain independence, responsibility, trust, the health of students, socialize with friends, and help increase business at local restaurants. Therefore, I believe Arapahoe should continue to have an open campus for the benefit of our students. Having an open campus allows students to leave the school grounds to have lunch outside and be able to socialize with their peers.
Off-campus lunch provides money for our community, the students mature and learn to become responsible adults, not to mention they get a nice break from their learning environment. According to the Berkshire Eagle “Open-campus lunch leads to students putting money back into the economy. Local establishments like Teddy’s restaurant would likely be out of business if not for the hundreds of students that pass through their doors every week at lunch.” When students eat at local establishments and fast food chains they are actually helping out their community. Students go out to eat all the time. When they bring their friends to an establishment they help their community grow.
But if you really want to lose weight, it will be better if you make your own lunch because you have a certain diet to follow. If you just go with your co-workers and have lunch at the nearest fast food or cafeteria, you will eventually lose sight of your weight loss goal. Plus, the fast foods and cafeteria do not know that you are on a diet. To help you prepare your own lunch, you should prepare it the night before so you won’t have to wake up earlier. Packing your own lunch takes time but if you prepare it ahead of time, packing your own lunch will feel like just a snap.
The data showed that 1 in 3 people would like to add more salads to their daily eating habits. Salads have many nutrient value including Proteins , potassium, and carbohydrates. If you were to want a salad at Moreno Valley High School there is expired lettuce that looks more yellow than green and with cheese that is not fresh. Even if a kid was well educated in nutrition they do not have the necessary materials to eat properly.We are failing to help the future kids of America be strong both mentally and physically. The surprising factor for our school is that many kids buy cookies sold in a snack bar next to the lunch line, every 2 in 3 people said they would choose to eat a bag of grapes over a
Many say the food is dry and has bad portions. Sophie Henderson thinks it is worth the money for bagels but not the other choices. In conclusion, the school district has made major changes to the school lunch program to save money, but those changes have changed students thoughts on the quality of the