In some schools some principals superintendents have made a decision to opt out of the Healthy choice foods and make there own semi-healthy foods that kids like. To reduce waste and bring back students who have opted to pack a lunch or go off campus for fast food, his districts cafeterias have installed stir-fry stations with abundant vegetables so students can have meals made to order. and he’s added spice bars so kids can even the bland. In schools some principals and administrators are starting to take action. They want students to eat healthy but at the same time eat what they like.
One female student states that the changes the National School Program have made school lunches are beneficial. She states the program teaches healthy eating habits, and took some getting used to. A male student states that school do not make the healthy foods appetizing. He also says that until schools make the foods appetizing, foods will be thrown in the trash or students will bring their own lunches. He makes the suggestion of holding schools to flavor standards in addition to the nutritional requirements that are already in
Being aware of the health benefits and health hazards that come along with the food we choose to eat is a huge part of starting healthier eating habits. Children spend a multitude of hours in schools every day, and a lot of them eat two of the most important meals of their day in those schools. That is why it is important for parents and school administrators to take school lunches more seriously. Because after all, children are indeed the next generation of adults, and that is a fact that no one can disprove or argue with. And for those who choose to ignore it, in this case, ignorance is not bliss nor is it
In the article “Are Our School Lunches Healthy Enough”,by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Campaign to make school lunches healthier. One reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that some parents are paying for unhealthy school lunches that their kids are eating. Another reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that 1 in 3 kid are overweight or obese. 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.
As you know, numerous schools sell junk food at lunch. Students may enjoy a sweet treat during the school day, but others are thinking differently, that the junk food should be kicked out and replaced with healthier foods. Even though a healthier lunch program would be expensive and take some time to get used to, schools should use it. Providing students unhealthy foods can lead to obesity, it can cause early unhealthy habits; and students should have enough time to eat these healthy foods at lunch. The surplus of junk food available to students in public schools has the potential to lead to a high rate of obesity in youth which can have very many negative effects on students physical health.
Have you ever been so hungry because you didn’t have time to eat? Has that ever affected you in class? Out of a 100 student 85 said that the feel rushed or doesn 't have enough time to eat. That why kindergarten-8 students need to have a 45 - 60 minutes lunch time because it improves efficiency in class, it improves students moods, and improves students’ chances of not becoming obese. First a shorter lunch can cause your body physical harm and cause you to feel sick, light headed, or have organ problems and more.
“Healthy school lunch means students are getting the nourishment they need to power their minds and bodies to learn.”-Unknown. This quote is relevant because students need good, healthy food to be able to focus in class. When the students have eaten a good healthy food they won’t be worrying about when they’re going to get their next meal. The food needs to actually look edible for kids to even think about eating it. Children go home sick because of the low quality lunches.
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.
Firstly, the school does offer some more fresh and healthy options to feed the students. These fresh options are often a favorite among students, and as such many people go to the areas which provide these choices first at lunch. This popularity causes problems though, as there are few places to get these foods from. For instance, there is only one area to get fresh sandwiches and only one to get fresh Mexican food. Even with these positives, the school still gives kids free chips with their sandwiches.
While it is important that government support for school meals reduces economic hardship, increased efforts to also improve the nutrition among low-income children are still needed in the program. These efforts should be coupled with a broader focus on reducing empty calorie consumption and incentivizing healthy eating among low-income children. Often times, many lower income students will forego a healthier snack for a bag of chips and a soda. The school has a hand in perpetuation this issue by using funds for bulk goods that typically turn out to be snack foods or high calorie breakfast items.