Essay On School Lunch Program

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According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 17 percent (12.7 million) of the children (ages 2 - 19) in the United States are obese. 35.9 percent of the adult population in America are obese. How can we prevent this? Regulating the food for the next generation of Americans can help lower the obesity rate and the diabetes percentage of 25.9. One way to resolve the problem is to lower the saturated fats and over processed food items and replace them with organic and less processed foods. The problem we have in the LUSD is that mostly all of our breakfast and lunch food items are over processed and frozen. The food that is given to the students is high in saturated fats because of the meats and cheese and high in sugar levels because of the drinks and other food items given. Another part of the problem is the snacks sold in most LUSD schools which consists of artificially sugared candy,saturated fat chips, and sugary drinks.The high levels of sugar also affect the student and their learning environment by them losing concentration when high levels of sugar are in the blood. Although LUSD does offer…show more content…
The total estimation of the National School Lunch Program is of nine million dollars. Serving healthier more organic lunches can be a bit more expensive but, the results overweight the cost. The healthier the future generations eat the less health care services they will need in their lives. One question that is set on the table is how can we pay for all these extra changes in the National School Lunch Program. The answer is simple, according to The Atlantic, the United States spends an incredible seven hundred and fifty billion dollars in health services annually. Even if the total cost of the NSLP quadruples in costs the amount in health services spent by the United States would decrease
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