Instead, there need to be immediate implications or improvements to the food provided by schools. Students depends on their environments nutrients., “We find that in years when a school contracts with a healthy lunch company, students at the school score better on end-of year academic test (Anderson, 3). The school undeniably needs to focus, “School food service directors often must focus on ease of preparation rather than healthy options because they lack both the skilled staff and facilities necessary to do more”. (Grainger, 2) This is important to keep in mind because it
School lunches are destroying our children 's health. Everyday students make choices on what they plan to eat, but is it a healthy choice? School lunches are changing all the time and kids get hurt by these choices. Even though some people may think school lunches are healthy for our children, they actually aren’t because of the choices they are making, affect how students will focus in class and the school lunches are formed around many different prices. Students choices they make on food can affect how they will focus in class.
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.
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.
We don’t need school lunches making them obese to. 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. A school is for learning and lunch is just a session to get kids back on track for upcoming classes.
Just because these families fall outside the income guidelines of the program does not mean they are able to pay for the meals. A lot of families that are over income still struggle to afford the school meals. In spite of taxpayers and Title 1 funding objections, states should elect for universal free meals within our public-schools because of health, esteem, and academic advantages. Advantages Universal
Often times, schools offer foods that are high in sugar, fats and calories, because they are higher in demand and would satisfy the public youth. In addition to that, these junk foods are much more accessible and cheaper than healthier foods. These foods that are high in sugar and fats don’t provide students with the proper nutrients needed for proper brain development and encourages students to eat unhealthy foods, making school a breeding ground for obesity. Children that spend almost half or more of their day at school need to be provided with a healthier lunch that meets their basic dietary needs. Obesity is a problem that stems even from school itself, a place where students are supposed to feel encouraged to learn, make positive life decisions and staying active.
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. In conclusion schools should not change the lunches because they don't have the power to tell students can or can't eat, they don't have the time and money, and finally because they are not allowed to put a limit on how much a student can eat due to the “No Kid Hungry
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.
The “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” was created to decrease the percentage of obesity of children in America by creating healthy, nutritional school lunches which are provided for children during the school day. Not only are their more variety of fruits and vegetables, students are given more nutritional lunches to help promote development and growth in many areas such as cognitively and physically. It is important for educators and parents to understand that children need nutritional and healthy diets in order to develop. Not only is this act creating a healthier short-term solution by decreasing obesity, but it also is helping equip students with the knowledge and eating habits in order to stay healthy as they continue to
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
Candy, energy drinks and fried foods are among the items that are no longer sold in schools. Overall, these childhood obesity treatment efforts are modest and efficient in helping children become more active and having healthier eating habits. These programs have been successful in decreasing childhood obesity; however, more focus could be put on the psychosocial factors of childhood obesity. To combat this issue, an understanding of the psychosocial factors that affect obese children is needed. To evaluate the effectiveness of these intervention programs, the following criteria should be achievable: how accessible is the intervention programs and will the program decrease the psychosocial factors of childhood
Many say the food is dry and has bad portions. 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
With just a few modifications, scientists can make consumer’s cars run on their oil, rather than their bodies, reducing the amount of time spent walking. While such law will promote overall health of individuals, country, and world, one can expect riots resulting from those suffering with an addiction to fast food. Unfortunately, fast food employees will be incarcerated and separated from their loved ones. The government must be ready to supply another source of food that is just as satisfying, addictive, and inexpensive