One thing schools can do to help get better school lunches is offer more of a variety. Some schools give each student one specific meal a day, but adding side foods like vegetables and fruit really help. In 2008, and analysis of school lunches concluded that school cafeterias don’t offer much fruit to their students, and that can be a real problem in someone’s health. Luckily, the unhealthy school lunches are getting more and more awareness. School cafeterias are bringing in a better variety in foods such as, salad bars, and different fruits for the students to choose from.
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. According to the Berkshire Eagle “Open-campus lunch leads to students putting money back into the economy. Local establishments like Teddy’s restaurant would likely be out of business if not for the hundreds of students that pass through their doors every week at lunch.” When students eat at local establishments and fast food chains they are actually helping out their community. Students go out to eat all the time. When they bring their friends to an establishment they help their community grow.
If you child is allergic to peanut butter, almond butter is delicious and a good substitute. There are now fat free chips which are baked and many kids enjoy them. Nutritious diets help children improve their overall well being, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce their risk of illness later in life. As a reaction to the offerings healthy lunches for kids at school, some parents have opted to pack their children’s lunches.
While many schools have started to provide students with more options, school lunch menus are still lacking. With open campus, students can go to a favorite restaurant or home to get the food they need. Open campus would also allow students to have a meal to help them get through the day even more. There is also
During lunchtime, students generally make their way through the crowded cafeteria to sit with their friends, and enjoy their lunch while being supervised; however, many schools are now authorizing students to have an open campus lunchtime. An open campus allows students to leave school campus unsupervised to have lunch or hang out at a local restaurant or business. Having an open campus is beneficial because it allows students to gain independence, responsibility, trust, the health of students, socialize with friends, and help increase business at local restaurants. Therefore, I believe Arapahoe should continue to have an open campus for the benefit of our students. Having an open campus allows students to leave the school grounds to have lunch outside and be able to socialize with their peers.
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.
They came in fun patterned lunch boxes that were personal to the kid. Those kids who brought home lunches did not have as many healthy options as those students who ate school lunch. I saw a lot of chips, cookies, and fruit flavored drinks. I saw fruit filled with syrup, and very very few vegetables packed. Those who ate school lunch who try to bargain for the home lunches snacks and treats.
Making lunch food healthier is not as hard as it seems , there are many ways to improve the way we eat .We the students need to have healthier meals not just junk food instead of the school selling us chips , nachos and chili fries we can make alternatives like salads or fruit bowls . One proposition would be ,instead of having frozen foods; would be for the lunch ladies to actually get a chance to cook the foods we eat.This and actually going out to the district and demanding a change in our lunch food if no one complains there will never be a change in what is being given to us . By actually trying to do these strategies can help and change our lives drastically , like our health. In the film “Super Size Me”, the guy doing the experiment in which he eats Mcdonalds for a whole month ,goes to some schools to investigate what kids are being given during lunch time in one of the schools he went to they were being fed “junk” they only ate greasy and sugary foods which as we all know is bad for you. In the other school he visited was completely different they actually got real foods that were actually cooked by the lunch ladies.
My friends have already unpacked their lunches and are admiring each other’s cooking skills. One of my friends has brought venison wrapped in bacon, and everyone’s mouth-- except mine-- is watering. I admit I am also an animal killer, but I reassure myself that a deer is much cuter than a fish. To no one’s surprise, I rip open my lunchbox and reveal my tuna and corn salad. When I first started bringing my lunch to school, my friends were disgusted by the pervasive odor, and I solemnly vowed to eat it at home instead so that I would not bother anyone with my peculiar eating habits.