(WhatsForlunchNyc.com, 1) Researchers have found that another reason why school lunches effect children is because the school lunches don’t provide enough nutrients. (Dr.Axe.1) many companies are contributing to this crisis they might not think so but they are the ones that deliver the food to the school for the kids. A lot of people also fail to realize that a la cart also plays a major
An organization called Project Bread posted an article stating, ¨School meals not only have the potential to affect a student’s lifelong eating habits, but also to have an immediate impact on their health, day-to-day.¨. This means that if we put a stop to serving junk food we could have not only a great impact on children for their school life but also have an impact on their eating habits for their future, thus giving them a longer, healthier, happier life. Some people will argue, like a scholastic article that states that keeping junk food from students will teach them how to make healthier choices, but it just isn't working. ¨As another health article that talks about why schools are dropping certain health programs, it states ¨3% were considering abandoning the program…why? Kids aren’t buying the better-for-them options in the cafeteria, and that’s leading to a drop in revenue for some schools.¨ So the better choice would be to cut junk food out since keeping it obviously isn´t teaching them anything.
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
ROUGH DRAFT For the past few years in the United States school lunches did not have healthy programs that could help kids with their nutritional balance, now in days the government create a new program that can help school to have a better nutrition. School lunch’s in the United States need to be healthier, they are critical for the wellbeing of the majority of people from 6 to 18, and also set the pattern for a healthy life style throughout adulthood. First, in the United States most of the children’s need to be healthier because the food they consume is the energy they need for the rest of the day “when children’s don’t eat healthy lunch, it is harder for them to concentrate at school and to master the energy for after school activities
One can assume that when a child is raised in poverty they often do not have access to food and proper clothing these items can make it hard for children to focus in school. Lack of focus in school will lead to a lack of success, which contributes to the lack of poverty, and it becomes an ongoing cycle. In a research done by John Hopkins it was concluded that “They found that a child 's fate is in many ways fixed at birth — determined by family strength and the parents ' financial status.The kids who got a better start — because their parents were married and working — ended up better off. Most of the poor kids from single-parent families stayed poor.”
According to the survey, poor children regularly have access to these resources to help them learn. The issue with the government 's survey is the researchers only looked at individuals who are privileged rather than individuals who are living poor. It makes it unclear to figure out whether poverty affects children development or Americans defining poverty wrong this whole time. From experiences, I can say that poverty can influence your performance and ability to progress normally. I experienced not being able to attend school, missing meals, not having electricity to complete homework, and not getting enough rest it not only delayed my development but my ability to gain knowledge just like an average child.
The school lunch program was not planned well. The government spends 12 billion dollars a year on the school lunch program and the cost is only rising. Many schools take advantage of the program and give the whole district free meals while in reality they are only supposed to give it to the children whose parents have a low income and are under the income line. Many of the cafeteria workers are not qualified and they lack the proper training to meet the requirements put by the government instead of training the workers they continue to not follow the rules, not because they do not want to because they do not know how to. Instead of the government taking away the funding they continue to fund the program and let these things occur.
Food insecurity in the U.S. is a significant issue in today’s society. Many people are trying to help by creating various programs and initiatives, but they do not all live up to their purpose. Some do though, like the Children’s Healthy Pantry, a non-profit organization run by its founder, Susan Morin, which has taken a stand in the battle against hunger by providing healthy snacks for hundreds of children. What the problem is The Webster dictionary definition of food insecurity is “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable nutritious food” (Webster dictionary). This means that a person or family is stuck living in the uncertain periods of time between when they got their last meal and when the next one will come.
According to Northoff (2007), nutrition is critical for a healthy and active life, but many people around the world still have no access to sufficient and nutritious food because of poverty and lack of nutrition education. Moreover, Riddle (2005) stresses that nutrition education is a key for developing the skills and motivation needed to eat well, and is especially important in situations where families have limited resources. The benefits of nutrition education and counselling can directly influence nutritional status, consequently, helping in attaining the millennium development goal (MDG) to reduce the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition (Garcia, 2008). In a recent preliminary study conducted by ENDESA in 2007, the way in which the mother’s educational level influenced malnutrition was observed. Statistics reveal that 15.4 percent of children of mothers with no education suffered from chronic malnutrition, while 9.4 percent and 4.7 percent in children of mothers with secondary or higher education levels respectively (Acevedo & Menendez, 2006).
She also states that giving students unhealthy food products, such as candy, as prizes for good behavior or answering a question is merely absurd. Another important point she stresses is that healthy foods fill kids up for a longer period of time and students will be able to perform better in the classroom if they are not hungry all day long. Obviously she knows that health all starts in the home and a child who eats unhealthy foods all the time at home will reach for unhealthy foods at lunch, but she states "...it doesn't make sense to advertise and market unhealthy food to children at all, much less in schools" ("First Lady"). Michelle Obama stands for the health of children and will continue to push healthy diets and exercise programs for the rest of her
She is trying to bring this program to the entire district, which would cost another $6 million. Another program that is becoming more popular is connecting school cafeterias to local farms. There is funding available for this but it has not yet been utilized. Overall the authors are saying that the Hunger-Free Kids Act is not helping with hunger or childhood obesity. They believe there is too much money being put into this program without considerable results.
Schools continue to eliminate time for recess and replace gym class with other academic classes such as driver’s education or health class. These other classes are important and necessary, but could utilize a student’s study hall time, instead of taking the place of the only calorie burning class students have throughout their day. Fighting obesity through changes in the school lunch program has not been very successful because more and more students are bringing their lunches from home. These lunches from home includes foods that children shouldn’t have as a regular meal, such as chips and Little Debbie snacks. Additionally, we are in school for an education, which would make one think that healthier eating habits begin with
The relative intellectual and psychological immaturity of children compared with adults, and susceptibility to peer pressure present additional practical obstacles to the successful treatment of childhood obesity. For this reason, most efforts to reduce obesity in children have used either family-based or school-based approaches. (Ebbeling, Pawlak, Ludwig) According to Kelly Brownell, school-based interventions can help prevent and treat childhood obesity. “School-based efforts have been oriented towards prevention, targeting all students in selected classes to avoid stigmatisation of obese children. The pathways program for American Indian kids who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes was a large-scale cooperative effort among food-service personnel, classroom and P.E.
A change in school lunch would be good. A great number of students complain about school lunch all the time. Their grades are also effected because of lunches. It would be a good change because the food truely is unhealthy, it does not taste very good to begin with, and if it were a better quality it may help the students. The food that is fed to students at lunch is extremely unhealthy.