Obviously, there is almost no school that doesn’t feed their children and make sure they do not go through the day on an empty stomach, but that also has it’s negatives since school lunches have some health problems, specifically calorie intake. Some students get school lunches for free, resulting in some shortage in profit. As much as we would like to assume that schools make their students the number one priority, a school cannot run without money, and money lost from lunches equals cheap alternatives. And these alternatives usually aren’t the most healthy. One thing schools can do to help get better school lunches is offer more of a variety.
Although changing the school lunch to a healthier, better option would be a good idea, you should not change the lunch from what it is now. Even though the kids would be eating healthier, most of the kids that eat lunch now would not buy the new lunch, also kids not buying the new lunch means not as much money comes into the school, and if you want kids to be healthier all you have to do is give them more time to be active. To begin with, if you changed the lunch at school a lot of the kids that eat lunch now would not eat lunch if you changed it. The new lunches would not taste as good as the lunches they serve now. Taking away some of the kids favorite foods is not a good idea.
No Child Should Go Hungry Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it. Carl Sagan A statewide universal free meal program for public schools would ensure that children have enough to eat during the school day and would promote good health, esteem and academics.
Well often times teenagers are seen as irresponsible, but this is not always the case. There are tons of responsible teens out there that could handle leaving school for lunch. Sometime the teens don’t even want to go out to eat, sometimes they just need a break to recharge. 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.
Are school meals really that unhealthy? Why do so many people want healthier school lunches? Although many students don’t believe that the school lunches are unhealthy, schools should try to make every effort to increase the amount of healthy foods and to decrease the amount of junk food being sold because healthy foods are more nutritious and energy-rich so students can stay focused in class. In addition, much of the American population is obese and the rate of obesity is growing. And finally, junk food leads to other physical and emotional problems.
On the other hand some people think the schools need to change up the menus. They think that the current school lunches is why we have so many obese kids right now. This is not the case because the children who are obese is not only because of the food they are eating it's because they do not get enough exercise. Changing the school lunches overall would not be beneficial because the food they are eating is not the biggest part of why they are obese.
Obesity is one of the things that america needs to work in there are 1 in 3 american kids that are obese i would like to stop that. By having healthier school lunches we can stop kids from being obese. If the kids don’t want to eat the healthy food they can either get it together or they can suffer from diabetes i am sure that kids do not want to suffer from
A school had to die the applesauce bright green because kids were not buying it, so they thought that they could make it look sweeter and full of flavor. Some schools in California were testing to see if the Slim lunch tray(picture on page #five) was going to affect the kids decision of picking the better choice of foods. It is understandable to try to get kids to eat the right foods but there is other ways into getting kids to eat right, should schools be tricking their students into eating healthier? It is not up to the school to control how the children eat and what they eat.
Although ideally the children could be provided healthy food, it is a priority that they do not go hungry. In the United States, 17% of children ages 6 -12 are obese, and among low-income families the obesity rates are even higher (Mozaffarian, Wiecha, Roth, Nelson, Lee, & Gortmaker, 2010). Lower-income children are at even more risk because a high fat and sugar diet during developing years can shape negatively impact their growth and development, potentially setting them up for poor health for the rest of their lives (Mednik-Vaksman, Lund, & Johnson, 2016). Alternatively, lunch programs could be used to establish healthy dietary and physical habits in children to help them maintain a balanced diet through the rest of their lives. In an after school program at the YMCA, switching to healthier snacks while providing education about healthy dietary habits was found to be very effective in switching the children to healthier snacks.
Our school’s limited option of lunch beverages is disgusting. I’m of course referring to both the free milk they offer us and the drinks which can be purchased from their inventory of juices and healthy carbonated soda. Schools should offer students the decision to purchase and consume a wide variety of actually enjoyable beverages including those which may not be considered healthy. Whether the school installs vending machines or implements these drinks, students should have access to them because it helps students relax during a possibly difficult day at school, it should increase productivity and the quality of schoolwork, and it would probably improve the general student’s opinion of the school’s lunch.
The affects that Sarah experienced from the school lunches were something she was surprised about. She believed that if the school lunches affected
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
Without recess, students are not simply missing out on a time to play, but children are losing time to be active. Childhood obesity and the related health problems are serious problems that require changes. Implementing recess is a small step to help children receive a fair start. School cultivates so much more in a child than memorizing information. The ability to communicate and socialize is crucial for being a functional future citizen, and recess allows the space for development.
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
They believe there is too much money being put into this program without considerable results. Also, with all the wasted food kids still aren’t getting the nutrients they need. This piece does a great job of using common sense and credibility to break through the perception of this school lunch