How healthy/unhealthy are School lunches? The first article is about school lunches, specifically about their negative effects it has on students. The article states that school lunches are about a 3rd of students daily calorie intake. School lunches focus more on the cheap alternatives than the actual healthy lunches that students should be getting. Some schools offer greasy pizza, unhealthy burgers, and in some cases, ice cream and cake.
So why can’t the teens go out for lunch too? Well often times teenagers are seen as irresponsible, but this is not always the case. There are tons of responsible teens out there that could handle leaving school for lunch. Sometime the teens don’t even want to go out to eat, sometimes they just need a break to recharge. 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.
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
Abstract Teaching with poverty in mind. Throughout the years there has been many questions and concerns about the education system in not only America but the world. One issue in particular that comes up would be, how attending a low income schools effects children and those also with special needs. There are many urban and areas of poverty that face this daunting task of trying to provide the best education that they can give to these children who have no choice but to attended a “failing or low- income schools.” Poverty effects people in many ways, which contributes to the lack of education and knowledge. There are many factors that play apart in why students in low income schools are failing not only in school but in life as well.
Natacha Phebe Professor Angela Blewitt ENC 1102 20 February 2018 Poverty effects on parents who have children Parents who have children in poverty can be stressful. The U.S. Department of Education has studied that poor children are more likely to fall behind in grade school by the age of eighteen. Parents who are struggling not being able to provide the needs for their child are unlikely to be supportive. Parents who are depressed act more harsh towards their child than loving parents which will cause the child to be more depressed seeing how loved other children are towards their parents. “It is reported that women, children, and the elderly are overrepresented among those with housing problems”.
White, schools in the United States are unfunded in the minority areas mostly due to the students being poor and the lack of resources for the schooling fundings. Not just that Rich schools are able to receive more through taxes, where poor schools receive less. Receiving money is not only distributed because of poor areas, but it is distributed because the money presented is mostly from based on the race and the income of the family. The money distributed to schools are not given because a certain school has potential to give a better education, but the distribution occurs based on a parent’s income and the race, but not only that, the area the school is located at determines whether the money will help more of the rich or the poor. The disposition of fundings occurring in much bias way possible, because the establishment of a stigma that poor children do not have a chance to transform their lives, this establishes that the rich children are much of a better investment towards the funding.The disportion of the funding generates a unequal education for all children.
Some children may go to school for a short amount of time in order to gain some basic education, but it is only the children of the wealthy that attend school for longer than that. Girls particularly suffer from lack of education in the Least Industrialized nations. Lack of education contributes to the cycle of poverty, and makes it difficult for countries to compete in the global
As seen with the video titled “The Race of Life” students who have both parents in their home are automatically given an advantage in school than those who are raised by single parent households (Section 2/14/18). This inhibits how many students receive education about how to participate in democracy, leaving them unable to engage in even the simplest civics related discussions. Students who are not wealthy receive unfair education to those who are. This inherent inequality is best stated in Richard Rothstein’s piece where he describes the different reasons students can be performing badly in school simply because of the socioeconomic status they were born into. He says “The individual predictors of low achievement are well documented… With fewer family resources, their college ambitions are constrained (Johnson, In Progress)” (Rothstein 2).
In the United States, over 22 million kids are a part of free or reduced lunch programs during the school year. These programs provide food to children who may not usually know where their next meal will be coming from, and they have long reaching affects. Hunger can negatively affect students’ performance in school, nutritional habits, and behavioral problems. Additionally, only 3.8 million youth who participate in free or reduced lunch programs at school are provided with food during the summer (“Best Summer Ever”, 2016). Lunch programs are a great relief to struggling families, and it is essential that lunch programs are done to provide the most nutritional and psychological benefit to the children.
The Federal government’s large volume purchasing power is an important factor in maintaining school food service budgets because it may allow the procurement of food at a lower unit cost than if a school were purchasing equivalent commercial foods on its own. On an average day, USDA Foods make up between 15 and 20 percent of the products served as part of the school lunch. The remaining 80 to 85 percent is purchased from commercial markets using the extra the cash assistance to provide the USDA. The funds provided by State and local governments are student payments that reduce the price and paid lunches, catering activities, and other funds were and are being earned by or provided to the school food
It is spending money that we don’t have for a lunch with fruits and vegetables that we just throw away (4)”, students do not want just spend their money on food that is not even the half of the food they used to get in the previous lunch program, counting the price the lunches are higher and students are not happy with it. In addition, some students are choosing to get junk food, because the new federal lunch program do not appetize them “it was kind of ironic that we are downsizing the amount of food to cut down on obesity but kids are going and getting junk food to fill their hunger (6)”, so even if the federal is trying to involve the students to eat healthy, students would always pick the option more accessible for them, and that will fill their
One can assume that when a child is raised in poverty they often do not have access to food and proper clothing these items can make it hard for children to focus in school. Lack of focus in school will lead to a lack of success, which contributes to the lack of poverty, and it becomes an ongoing cycle. In a research done by John Hopkins it was concluded that “They found that a child 's fate is in many ways fixed at birth — determined by family strength and the parents ' financial status.The kids who got a better start — because their parents were married and working — ended up better off. Most of the poor kids from single-parent families stayed poor.”
America’s school system is lacking in what it can offer its students. The inequality in our society causes lower income families to be treated less than someone of higher class. Unfortunately, this difference in status means a difference in the education a child would receice. Even though there are programs, grants, and other sources of help for these children, why are there still children struggling to gain such a basic need? The educational structure is varied from state to state and country to country.
Recently, Moreno Valley High School won a Silver Award for best high school in the nation. Although its been criticized as “ghetto” and “where all the bad kids go”, the students and staff still show pride for proving the critics wrong but, with all its success a bigger problem has emerged on campus. Disease, the food prepared and served to the student ‘s of Moreno Valley High School is not what you would call a “healthy meal”. As data collected through an online server shown many students and even parents have no clue what a nutritional meal is. The data showed that 1 in 3 people would like to add more salads to their daily eating habits.