over half of the students pack their lunch as it is. If the students stop eating school lunches then that is money the school is losing. the schools lunches barely have any food you can get anyhow, so to take anymore away wouldn't even be a lunch. The food that we are served in the cafeterias are in decent conditions. I personally think that we have healthy lunches as it is.
Web. 10 Oct. 2016. New school lunch standards are being integrated in an effort to improve the nutritional value of school lunches. There are no standards for packed lunches. This study compares the food and nutrient intake from children eating school lunches with children eating packed lunches.
Although some people might say that junk food can be unhealthy, schools should allow, or serve, some junk food because it will make the kids want to eat school lunches more, it will bring in more money to the school, and it will give the students the calories that they need. Student’s would choose to eat school lunches, if junk food was available to them, because they will actually like the food they have been served and they would eat it instead of pushing it aside, like they do the healthier food, that is required to
It was later reformed under the administration of President Barack Obama when the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which imposed new nutritional standards for the NSLP and other related programs (“Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act”). However, the NSLP is seriously flawed despite its benevolent purpose. Food quality and variety are exceedingly poor in many schools across the country, and an argument could be made that it is in part due to a lack of funding to pay for stricter standards on food. Regardless of origin though, the horrendous quality of school lunches and a lack of variety alienate many children and adolescents who would otherwise participate in the NSLP and even pose some health hazards in certain cases. For this reason, regulations that govern the National School Lunch Program must be radically altered to control food grade, greater funding must be provided, and the sourcing of food must be
Almost all schools provide students a healthy meal at lunch time. However, not all students prefer eating from the school cafeteria, some might be craving something other than what is provided at school lunches. For example, an ill student would probably want a bowl of hot soup from their favorite restaurant not rice with meat from the school lunch. Having an Open Campus Lunch can help students choose healthier choices out of all the options provided. When students eat a healthy lunch that satisfies them, they will be able to concentrate more in class.
Some kids rely on school lunch as their only food for the day. School lunches should be healthy and filling to benefit students. School lunches in the U.S. are some of the worst in the world, this should be improved to benefit students. By improving school lunches it can improve kids performance in class and have them be more productive. By eating a balanced breakfast and lunch it keeps your metabolism going all day.
Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) in 2010 with the aim of increasing the minimum nutritional standards that school lunches must meet. The nutrition makeover included: increasing the amount of whole grains, shifting to fat free or low-fat milks, offering fruits and vegetables, and reducing the amount of sodium (School Lunch Debate:What’s At Stake?). In our school alone, 1,009 of the 2,227 students qualify for free or reduced lunch (Free/Reduced Lunches By School). With that being said, almost half of the students depend on the meals provided at school. The nutritional value, or lack of, can significantly affect test scores.
Lunch isn’t enjoyable anymore and people aren’t loving the lunches we had previously from elementary school. When people say “If you don’t like the school lunches, then bring your own.”, a lot of people get upset and sometimes angry because some people can’t afford to bring in food from home because some families are limited to what they can give their children when they come to school. Not everyone has the same income or benefits that other families might have. So when the school knows that not everyone can bring in lunch and knows that majority of the school doesn’t like what the students are being served, the school should be quicker than quicker to make sure that there is being a change in what the students are eating. Students understand that there is a food act that pretty much tells schools what to feed us and in what portion but there have been multiple occasions where food have came out cold and moldy.
A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc. The majority of people might only eat one meal that contains the nutritional foods because they are on the go or just simply do not care. There are three major reasons as to why people are lacking in nutrition: nutrition is not taught in school, marketing persuades public opinion about food, and