Sure many people such as Michelle Obama have tried to reform the school lunch menu, but the schools don’t seem to follow the regulations posted. The quality and nutrition of lunch at Lawton Community Schools, and many other schools, needs to be improved. With recent changes been made to the nutritional standards in school lunches, it seems that schools are increasing nutrition, but decreasing quality. “A recent USA Today investigation found that the nation’s largest fast-food chains have higher quality and safety standards for the meat … than what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has for the meat used for the National School Lunch Program...” (Buffenbarger). The food we serve our kids across the country has regulations, but all in the wrong places.
The last reason, is that it is not good to make school lunches healthier because the government is ignoring parents and saying that parent can’t make the healthy choice for their children. One of the reasons that people agreed is some parents are paying unhealthy school lunches that their kids are eating. In the article it stated “Less Fat, More Veggies”, it said, “It recommends meals containing fewer calories, less fat and salt, and more fruit, vegetables
Letting them sit down all day and watching t.v is not very good either. The parents have to take responsibility and show their children how to eat healthy and get the right amount of exercise. In the article, Weintraub shows data that says 26 percent of schoolchildren are obese. Boys more obese than girls. Not that it is really relevant, minorities more than whites.The Center for Public Health Advocacy blamed the problem on the large portions sizes in restaurants, allowing junk food on school’s campus, and the lack of physical education in schools.
There are plenty of bad side effects that can happen when eating “bad” school foods. Some effects include poor brain function, poor sleep, mood problems and many more that correlates with eating non-healthy foods. In an article I’ve read it said, The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System did a study and nearly fourteen percent of High School students are obese and sixteen percent were overweight. In the book called, Fed Up With Lunch, a school teacher forgot her lunch from home so she went and grabbed cafeteria food. Later on she was sickened by the food she and her students have received.
“Between 300 and 500 students are eligible for off- campus lunch at one school “(Good Grades 13). Most students drive with friends or drive to go get food, which puts them at risk for danger. Even though off-campus lunch offers more nutritional options, schools should not offer this because leaving campus can lead to danger, and students gain the opportunity to ditch class and make bad decisions. Students should not be able to leave school for lunch for their own safety. According to Linda Saslow, “Concerns of pedestrian and vehicular safety and the misuse of free time, including drug and alcohol use, have prompted a campaign by parents in the district to close the campus” (3).
Attention: About 43 billion pounds of food is thrown out of grocery stores each year. While some stores are addressing and implementing initiatives to address their food waste, most stores are not on board due to the fear of our litigious population. Need: Over 48 million men, women, and children go hungry in the U.S. USA Today reports that 1 in 7 rely on food banks. That’s about 46 million people including military families that utilize food banks to make ends meet. Studies have showed that people who use SNAP or food banks purchase inexpensive unhealthy food because it cheaper allowing them to buy more.
Schools Need to be Fresher Turlock High School serves as a perfect example of how many public high schools have become oriented around the consumption of junk foods. Most students at Turlock High eat poorly, especially at school. Common lunches at Turlock High include pizza, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, hamburgers, and other heavily processed items. On top of these poor options to be consumed on a daily basis, the fruits and vegetables provided are noticeably not fresh, and due to this many students completely avoid eating them. 60% of students surveyed from the school said they ate worse at school than they did at home, and another 55% said they did not eat school vegetables.
The athletes are not being fed enough food. This shows that athletes need energy for the sport they are attending. Also because the government placed severe restrictions on calories. Now that the government has put restrictions on school lunches kids aren't going to be satisfied because they're either not going to enjoy there food or it's not enough. Another reason is because kids are disgusted with food provided to them because half of the time school's meat is undercooked and many student find hair in there food, this shows a good reason for going against Michelle Obama's program.
The prices are not reasonable for the amount of food that you receive. Minimum wage jobs do not pay enough so a parent can do everything that they need to do. You will make enough money to pay for priority bills and whatever is left is what you will get. “Talk of parents who go hungry themselves so their children can eat , who put off utility and phone bills so they can buy food.” The government
“Approximately 12.7 million, or 17 percent, of children and adolescents are obese. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and also lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise” (Aacap.org). Similarly, statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2011-2014 discovered that “prevalence of obesity among U.S. youth was 17.0% in 2011–2014. Overall, the prevalence of obesity among preschool-aged children (2–5 years) (8.9%) was lower than among school-aged children (6–11 years) (17.5%) and adolescents (12–19 years) (20.5%).
They also think this is a low cost way to feed their kids. However, many kids skip lunch because they are disgusted with the food given to them and to pay for the free or reduced lunches much of the money comes out of teachers paychecks. Michelle Obama will not take any request or take feedback to better the proposal. Firstly, michelle obama 's involvement in the new requirements is horrendous.Michelle has turned the deaf ear to parents. Nobody knows their child like their parents, and every child is different ,you can 't make a “one size