The program providing school lunches is so kids would have a healthy meal that they really love. And that was the case until, they changed their standards. You probably wouldn 't like being told what you can or can 't eat. Students should be allowed to eat what they want at lunch, it should not be the government 's choice of what kids eat. In the article “School Lunches: Healthy Choices v.s.
Have you ever wondered if you could ever change the school lunches in the Public schools? Well you’re not the only one, many other people thought about changing the way you eat at lunch and started to change it. Some trials have failed but some have succeeded at the trail for their public school. But some administrators what it to come to all schools, for the fact that they are losing money because kids stopped eating lunches at school. The school lunches impacting more than just the schools money, it’s impacting the students education and after school activities just like sports teams.
By eating a balanced breakfast and lunch it keeps your metabolism going all day. 18% of kids from twelve to nineteen are obese in the U.S. says (overweight in children) by having better balanced meals this would help children stay healthy ultimately giving them longer to live. Eating a good and filing breakfast can give kids the brain power to get better grades in their classes, this doesn 't just benefit the students it also benefits the teachers because the students are more attentive and focused. Schools should be required to have good fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat, and grains. Most schools in the U.S serve fried "meat" like popcorn chicken mashed potatoes, peas which kids probably won 't eat because they don 't taste good and a sugary fruit cup says (Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World).
As you know, many schools sell junk food at lunch. Students may enjoy a sweet treat during the school day. 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.
It recommends meals containing fewer calories, less fat and salt, and more fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Most parents would agree these are excellent goals. This shows that 1 in 3 American children were overweight.Although the program that Michelle Obama made is helping kids eat more fruit and vegetables so they could grow healthy.In conclusion, American parents should enthusiastically join first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches. Finally, it is a great idea that someone care about student weight and health. Parent doesn’t need to worry about kids lunches, Kids can lose weight or obese, and how governors thinking that parent not giving kids healthy food.
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.
homemade lunches. Lunches from home were compared to lunches at school and 38.2 percent were from schools lunches and that percentage was for the kids that were more likely to be overweight and obese. (WebMD) reported that found out that when kids eat they eat at school they eat only two servings of vegetables a day. One third of the kids in America are obese or overweight that means kids are in more danger of experiencing high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes and as they get older it may get worse if they continue to eat the way they eat. (Michael Barrett) made a valid point when he said that kids should not pack their lunch by their self because nobody is there to stop them.
Although, schools are trying to diminish the obesity rates the students pickiness is actually doing the complete opposite and increasing the chances in early hood obesity. Students are refusing to eat the school lunch and are now stopping at deli’s before school so that they can stock up on sweets and junk food to keep them full throughout the school day. The constant run to the deli becomes a growing habit within these students, especially teens and will increase the chance of obesity. In addition, since the majority of students are against school lunches they usually starve themselves instead of eating. This as well becomes a bad habit and can lead to regular cases of fatigue, headaches, an unhealthy amount of weight loss during a short period of time and in extreme cases lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
Cafeteria food in schools is made to be healthy for students, but is it really healthy for students if they think it is foul and do not want to eat it? Should schools change the healthy foods to foods that students would actually want to eat? School food’s job is to be healthy and tasty to get the students through their day, but sadly school lunches tend to miss the mark on both accounts. Public schools rely on money from the government to supply food to their students, but due to several cutbacks the thing served in the cafeteria is hardly food at all. We all know the stereotypical school food mystery meat Monday or a slab of grey mush and sadly that is not too far from what it is in reality.
Schools can provide outstanding learning environments while improving children’s health through physical education. Today, obesity is one of the most pressing health concerns for our children. More than one-third of children and teens, approximately 25 million kids, are overweight or obese—and physical inactivity is a leading contributor to the epidemic. The Surgeon General recommends children should engage in sixty minutes of moderate activity most days of the week, yet estimates show