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.
Every day millions of kids pull out their brown bags and lunch bags and sit down with friends at their lunch table. Some kids though, either can 't afford it or just don 't buy it. So the school comes to the rescue with all sorts of, not really tasty foods. Parents can appreciate their efforts but, forcing kids to eat their not-so-tasty food or just sit through lunch with no food is not fair! The program providing school lunches is so kids would have a healthy meal that they really love.
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.
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).
Healthy lunches for kids maintain health & reduce the risk of illness. Kids love to dip stuff and if they get a sauce which they really love, they might be more likely to eat their fruit and veggies. Healthy lunches for kids - Guide The five food groups which should be included in every lunch box include protein, whole grain, fruit, vegetables, and calcium rich dairy. Simply teach your kids about the value of proper nutrition. Your kids will slowly start to pick up on the healthy eating patterns.
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.
In their recent work, Waters and Heron have offered harsh critiques of government for failing to feed healthy food to children. In the article “No Lunch Left Behind” Waters and Heron argues that, “ Lunch Program contains some of the same ingredients found in fast food, and the resulting meals routinely fail to meet basic nutritional standard. Yet this is how government continues to ‘help’ feed millions of American schoolchildren, a great many of them from low income household.” It would not be wrong to assert that cafeteria is one of the fast food restaurants located in Washington High School, since it offers more than average calories a teenager student
Also, with these taxes the obesity in general will be reduced, due to the increase in price the consumption of sweetened drinks will be decrease. School lunch should be an area of focus for schools, its is a fundamental base to make it a better school. Unhealthy food does nothing but harm the students who consume it, as well as the school that provides it. If students eat healthy they will have a better, healthier life when the grow up. When students eat healthy there will be a better academic performance in the school and the data shown
A major component that has greatly influenced the student’s health is unhealthy competitive food elimination, which is “A number of local school districts and statewide policy changes, reducing or eliminating the sale of unhealthy competitive food and beverages at school have been shown to improve dietary outcomes, including reduced sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables” (Long, 1). In schools vending machines have been used over a decade, the products in the machines have been carbonated sugary drinks, but it should be fruits and vegetables. History tells us that over the years the snack machines have increasingly gotten more and more unhealthy as the demand for them has gotten higher. With products also having components within them that make it so addicting that children and teens want it more. This causes students to want the unhealthy option because it tastes better and gives them a short yet satisfying taste and energy.
I think that schools should only have healthy food at the cafeterias and/or lunch places because people and government rates are always saying that about 35% of adults are obese or overweight. Instead of waiting until we are older and might actually be faced with this problem when can knock it out now by eating healthier foods at lunch and even having lunch requirements. If we had this the students at these schools should be able to start learning how to live a healthy lifestyle and if it goes through all 7 years and collage the obesity rate could drastically drop. In this article I found out that the dietary habits that are established in childhood are very often carried into adulthood. So teaching kids to eat healthy at a young age could