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.
Students lunches are being downgraded every year. The United States has one of the cheapest school lunch programs around the world. An Article called The Real Problem with School Lunches talks about how “we criticize schools ' reliance on highly processed, heat- 'n '-eat food, but cooking from scratch requires adequate cold storage and food preparation facilities, as well as trained workers” (Siegel). This shows that we complain so much on how the food is prepared but the government as well as every individual does not want to pay the price. Also “school meals in other countries fascinate us because they reflect a society 's true food culture, as well as its regard for its children” (Siegel).
Is making school lunches healthier really worth it? Is the money and kids going to be a problem? In twenty-ten an act was passed to help children eat healthier in school lunches. Schools are taking out foods that do not meet the calorie standard (two-hundred calories) because the obesity rate has skyrocketed since the eighties. But this act is actually causing more problems than everyone thought.
Should School Lunches Change For a long time now people have been arguing over whether or not to change up the restrictions to the lunches served in schools across America. Many different arguments have come up in recent years. School officials should not change up the school lunches because some people need more food than others, they should not be able to tell them what they can and can't eat, and finally because it will take lots of time and money to make the switch. The first reason schools should not put a limit on school lunches because some students need more food than others. This is shown by athletes because their bodies need more food because they need them nutrients to stay healthy.
This basically means the household can run out of food whenever, and this usually leads to a parent not eating to make sure their kids have enough to eat. This often leads to eating disorders as well due to the consistency of not eating from the lack of food. My favorite of the essay describes how I feel about this topic “ they should
No Child Should Go Hungry Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it. Carl Sagan A statewide universal free meal program for public schools would ensure that children have enough to eat during the school day and would promote good health, esteem and academics. While Indiana does offer a free/reduced meal program, it requires each family to fill out a standard form and meet eligibility guidelines.
he beginning of the “We Are Hungry” video states the fact that, “Active teens require between 2000-5000 calories a day to meet energy and growth needs, school lunch policy mandates all teens receive only 750-850 calories per lunch” (“We Are”). The school lunch policy is inconsistent because the government makes laws to protect kids from non nutritional substances in our food but does not allow kids to have the right amount of calories to function in school. I understand that some kids that attend school do not eat the school lunch, but the ones who do are not getting their daily calories. Even kids who do not have the ability to have food at home, and the only food they get is at school, are not getting their daily calories.
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.
The biggest thing you could do to make kids healthier is provide more time for activities. Kids only have an hour and a half for P.E. A lot of the kids at school do not even take physical education at all. Which is not good at all, and we barely have outside of school to get our sports or exercise in because every student at school is busy with homework. In conclusion, the school lunches should not be changed because a lot of kids would not eat the new lunches, kids not buying the new lunches means the school would loose money for our supplies, and if you want us to be healithier the easiest thing to do is make more time for
If we didn’t have fast food in the present days, we would be vegetarians or we would all have extreme thin bodies because we didn’t eat food that contains a big amount of carbohydrates. Fast food was made for a purpose and it’s for people who work in offices and are in a hurry to their job during their break. So they grab a meal and make their way quick back to their seats. There have been debates and scientific researches over whether fast food is the main cause of obesity and that it should be blamed for its cause. Mostly people agree with the part of it being the biggest problem for our health and some disagree.