Obviously, there is almost no school that doesn’t feed their children and make sure they do not go through the day on an empty stomach, but that also has it’s negatives since school lunches have some health problems, specifically calorie intake. Some students get school lunches for free, resulting in some shortage in profit. As much as we would like to assume that schools make their students the number one priority, a school cannot run without money, and money lost from lunches equals cheap alternatives. And these alternatives usually aren’t the most healthy. One thing schools can do to help get better school lunches is offer more of a variety.
In the newspaper article, “No Lunch Left Behind,” by Alice Waters and Katrina Heron, the authors inform the audience, “But food distributed by the National School Lunch Program contains some of the same ingredients found in fast food and the resulting meals routinely fail to meet basic nutritional standards. Yet this is how the government continues to ‘help’ feed millions of American schoolchildren, a great many of them from low-income households”(4). Waters and Heron argue school programs provide unhealthy food on a daily basis, which accustom the students to not having a choice, yet to eat it and not starve. Students may not realize that the food being served is technically as bad as going to a junk food restaurant. The fast food industry is constantly improving everything to get people to come back and order the “new,” that will benefit them in many ways.
School Lunches Thesis: Although school nutrition standards are healthier by reducing childhood obesity, students are having negative reactions to the change. Citation: Alic, Margaret. " School Lunches." The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition, edited by Kristin Key, Gale, 2013.Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.mga.edu/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/galediets/school_lunches/0.
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.
Intro Name:Jayson lostaunau in the article pro/con: Are our school lunches healthy enough by McClatchy-tribute news service the genera is real problems. The article is about the first lady's choice in making school lunches healthier.the thesis is we could have healthy lunch but we could have something else that is not so healthy but can keep us eating lunch,because if the lunch is nasty then we won't eat and get sick from not eating. If we have something that we like then we won't get sick. TAG Brief Summary b Thesis(Reason 1, reason 2, reason 3) Body Paragraph 1 Name:Esmeralda Prieto
I think school lunches are horrible, and lunch ladies should be replaced with good cooks, and should give us kids more food. Many kids are still hungry after lunch because they give us very small portions of food. All the lunch ladies do is put food in the oven or microwave, the school district should have real cooks making our food so it tastes good. Kids will not be starving after lunch if the district gives us more food. More kids will buy the school lunch instead of bringing cold lunches, if the school had good cooks, and made good food.
Have you ever wondered how the government controls your school lunches? The government controls your school lunches by wisely choosing highly nutritious meals by having many fruits, vegetables, banned unhealthy things, helped children in poverty, and they also created a lunch act. They also balanced out the foods from all five food groups and they have reduced overall fat content by serving more vegetarian main courses, less beef and pork, and fewer fried foods. They have put more of a variety of dishes by serving pasta and tacos and have helped families with low incomes by reducing the costs or having no costs at all for families who qualify. Every school meal is required to meet the dietary guidelines.
In the year 2010, President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama created the “Hunger-Free Kids Act” of 2010, which has created problems among students. In the year 2012, Michelle Obama also created the “Let’s Move Campaign” in order to reduce childhood obesity, and to give students access to healthy food in their school lunches. The “Hunger-Free Kids Act” means that no student should go hungry, and the “Let’s Move Campaign” makes the lunches healthier. Unfortunately, due to the quality and quantity of the meals that the students now receive, more kids are refusing to eat school lunches, and remain hungry during school hours. Not only does this outrage students, it also infuriates parents, teachers and staff as well.
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
An open campus lunch for high school students is a great way for the students to have better food choices, to gain more responsibility, and to have more school activities to participate in. Not all smart kids, make smart decisions. An Open campus lunch for high school students will provide them all with better food options. 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.
The data showed that 1 in 3 people would like to add more salads to their daily eating habits. Salads have many nutrient value including Proteins , potassium, and carbohydrates. If you were to want a salad at Moreno Valley High School there is expired lettuce that looks more yellow than green and with cheese that is not fresh. Even if a kid was well educated in nutrition they do not have the necessary materials to eat properly. We are failing to help the future kids of America be strong both mentally and physically.
Therefore schools are limited in options in regards to serving a variety of foods at lunch; snacks sold now have to be less than 200 calories, and students are leaving the cafeteria hungry due to the lack of tasty foods getting served. This essay proves these new guidelines are not a major step in the right direction towards improving school lunches; however they bring a whole new threshold of possibilities to the nutrition aspect of the overall picture of a healthy and delicious school
What would you do for lunch and how would you explain it to your parents after school? Students have been known to not eat lunch at school very often because, for the main reason, they don’t like it. Others say that they “aren’t hungry”, but you never know. Schools should just make the lunch more healthy and taste better. Even though school lunches could potentially make students sick and not feel good, some students say it is disgusting and causes them not to eat and complain because they’re not getting
In the article “Attacking the obesity Epidemic by First figuring out its cause” by Jane E. Brody. She reflects on how “ children aged 2 to 19 consume seven trillion calories of sugar sweetened beverages a year.” Also in that article she says, “Schools that introduce healthful foods in the classroom have shown that they are more likely to be eaten in the lunchroom and at home.” Thinking about it seven trillion sugar sweetened beverages is a lot. By improving our school food students will be more physically fit.
This opinion piece shows the new school lunch programs intent to have healthier lunches has proved otherwise. Michelle Obama created this program to help childhood obesity and hunger by making school lunches healthier and more available to kids in poverty. This program expires in September and this article believes the new program will need to be changed to stay in effect. First, the piece expresses how much is spent of the Hunger-Free Kids act, which is $12 billion a year and an additional $3 billion for the breakfast program. This program covers almost half of American kids.