They want students to eat healthy but at the same time eat what they like. when students go off campus researchers say they gain more weight then when they eat the food they like at school, healthy or not. If it’s not the healthiest food in the world then the lunches service can put less on the kids plate. Kids will eat more at school if the school sells what the kids like. FInally the school noticed it and finally started selly stir-fry stations.
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.
Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children. They also would like to make
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.
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.
Consequently, whether what students should be allowed to leave the school for lunch really depends on their grades, and personality. Because making the irresponsible students stay at school while the mature students can get rewarded for their hard work, is the reasonable idea. In the end, schools should not allow students to have off- campus lunch because it gives them the choice to do something against the rules and puts them in danger. All in all, students should not be able to leave campus for lunch. Along with better nutrition, there are safety concerns, general guidelines and other main reasons that schools should not offer off campus lunch.
“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.
The obesity and our society Obesity is one of the most common problem in our society. This problem can cause some disease in our life. Most of the people like to eat fast-food. According to David Zinczenko, in his essay “Don’t Blame the Eater,” most of people suffering obesity are high school and college students. It is because they don’t have more option than go and eat fast-food after they get out school or college, due the lack of food in their house.
After watching the documentary "A Place at the Table" I have a lot of new views about the food insecurity and how kids are struggling with the hunger. Food insecurity plays a huge role in the development and treatment of pediatric overweight. Children who are at lower socioeconomic status, their parent(s) receives food stamps or have financial issues will choose processed and fast food to feed their family because they are cheaper than buying healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Another factor that contributes to obesity in children is that parents may lack the education on how to provide a healthy diet on low income and nutritional education and needed to feed their children a healthy diet. A family that lives in food deserts
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.
School could get out earlier if there wasn 't an extra period saved for lunch. Schools could even get an extra period to put in the day for an extra class or just more time to add onto the classes that are already going on in school. Kids would also be healthier if they did not eat the lunch from school because you never know how much fat, grease, and unhealthy ingredients are in school lunches. Even though school lunches make a lot of students not feel good, it could be a good idea to have lunch so they get energy and are not hungry throughout the day.
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
It is spending money that we don’t have for a lunch with fruits and vegetables that we just throw away (4)”, students do not want just spend their money on food that is not even the half of the food they used to get in the previous lunch program, counting the price the lunches are higher and students are not happy with it. In addition, some students are choosing to get junk food, because the new federal lunch program do not appetize them “it was kind of ironic that we are downsizing the amount of food to cut down on obesity but kids are going and getting junk food to fill their hunger (6)”, so even if the federal is trying to involve the students to eat healthy, students would always pick the option more accessible for them, and that will fill their
So what exactly is the problem? Well, the USDA food desert locator (3) shows that ten percent of America is classified as a food desert. Households all across the country don’t have access to fresh and healthy food causing them to resort to unhealthy cheaper food like fast food or food someone could get from a convenience store. Food deserts can impact the health of our nation. Especially when it comes to obesity, because studies have shown that having greater number of convenience stores are linked to having higher obesity.
Increasing access to whole, fresh foods is a major step in combatting the growing obesity and health crisis in these neighborhoods. People cannot eat food they do not have access to and Wal-Mart is taking the first steps to change this. Proof of success is seen from, “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention which credits…a greater variety of fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods for a drop in obesity rates among preschoolers” (Brady 520). However,