The United States Department of Agriculture did research to determine which foods students should be eating while at school to get their proper nutrition. According to the USDA, school lunches for elementary schools should be required to haves less than 1230 mg of sodium (Jalonick). Nutritious foods are said to be fruits, whole grains, dairy products, and vegetables. The government and schools are having trouble to incorporate these foods into meals that children will enjoy. Children not having the proper nutrition will lead to numerous health problems later on in
According to info from the ¨U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention¨, almost 7,500 kids became victims to the norovirus between 1998 and 2007. Norovirus was implicated in another 2,000 school sicknesses between these years, although investigators could not definitively determine a font. So would you rather eat school food or fast food. Although increasing percentages of schools are meeting the minimum quality standards for school lunches each year, there is little question that more needs to make
School kitchens are not adequate to prepare healthy food for students, the kitchen is using basically microwaves to just pass out microwaved food. So we need to raise money to pay for kitchens. The solution is simple, let 's tax the Gatorade at our school “California, for example, could bring in $1.5 billion a year with a 1 cent per ounce excise tax on sugar sweetened drinks, he said.” If we tax 10 percent we could achieve the proper funds to get an up to date kitchen faster. After the kitchen is done the school could use the money from taxing Gatorade to get healthy
over half of the students pack their lunch as it is. If the students stop eating school lunches then that is money the school is losing. the schools lunches barely have any food you can get anyhow, so to take anymore away wouldn't even be a lunch. The food that we are served in the cafeterias are in decent conditions. I personally think that we have healthy lunches as it is.
Schools and students have found loopholes in the USDA’s plan to regulate the nutritional value of school lunches. While schools have to follow the USDA guidelines for their official daily served lunch and breakfast options, alternate food options such as vending machines and ‘a la carte’ lines are causing trouble. These alternate lunch options are referred to as “competitive foods” (“Junk Food in Schools”). These competitive foods are the issue and need to be altered in school cafeterias across the nation. They offer a replacement to the regular school lunches, and some kids find themselves skipping out on the school provided lunch options altogether (“Junk Food in Schools”).
In Vacaville High School students have access to junk food such as; chips, artificially sweetened drinks, pizza, and much more. According to the article, Bans on School Junk Food Pay Off in California, by the New York Times, “California students had the lowest daily intake of calories, fat, and especially, added sugars.”Imagine what we could achieve as a school and as a community, if we ban instead of limit. We were able to become the healthiest students by simply limiting the schools ability to sell unhealthy foods and drinks in schools. But the fact still remains that limiting those foods isn't enough to end obesity. We must ban any and all bad foods that are sold in our school.
Thirty percent of students on earth have numerous health risks. Imagine if your school 's cafeteria plans to change to a new, healthier school lunch menu, witch would eliminate some of the students ' favorite cafeteria foods. I believe that schools should change there lunches into a healthier lunches because it limits health risks, helps students make better food choices and introduces them to a plethora of new healthy foods. Some people may think that if school lunches have junk foods and students get over weight from it they will grow out of it however, fifty percent of students that are over weight stay over weight as a adult In the first place having healthier school lunches limits health risks. It teaches them how to eat in
Dietary Wisdom Reflection Paper During the past weeks, in health class, we have been learning about diet and what makes a diet a healthy diet where there is no danger of you getting some sort of sickness or health problem. In the process we had decided that what made a plate healthy was balance. You had to have a balance between macronutrients and micronutrients with what you ate and so we learned about the healthy eating plate. This plate gave us an idea of what a meal of the day should look like. It should have 25% protein, 25% whole grains, 30-40% vegetables, and 10-20% fruits.
Four-day school weeks impact everyone. Schools down in finances could greatly be improved by cutting a regular five-day school week to a four-day. A school in Minnesota returned back to the five-day school after the four-day school week had saved them $1.2 million over six years (Johnson). Whereas the Maryville school adopted a shorter school week way back in 1996-97 (Chemlynski). Leaving LeMarie to say “‘the
The Importance Of Breakfast Breakfast is the first opportunity the body has to refuel its glucose (blood sugar) levels after the fast of eight to twelve hours without a meal or snack. When you wake up in the morning your body is in need of nourishment. Eating a nutritional breakfast is like putting premium fuel in your car when the fuel tank is running on empty. It is vital that you eat a solid breakfast at the start of your day if you want to be focused and alert throughout the day. Eating breakfast helps with: 1 – Giving your body energy 2 – Maintaining your blood sugar levels 3 – Increasing mood 4 – Increasing alertness 5 – Maintain a healthy weight or losing weight 6 – Boosting the metabolism of the body 7 – Decreasing the