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).
Although changing the school lunch to a healthier, better option would be a good idea, you should not change the lunch from what it is now. Even though the kids would be eating healthier, most of the kids that eat lunch now would not buy the new lunch, also kids not buying the new lunch means not as much money comes into the school, and if you want kids to be healthier all you have to do is give them more time to be active. To begin with, if you changed the lunch at school a lot of the kids that eat lunch now would not eat lunch if you changed it. The new lunches would not taste as good as the lunches they serve now. Taking away some of the kids favorite foods is not a good idea.
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.
But this act is actually causing more problems than everyone thought. Even if junk food is bad for kids, it should not be taken out of school lunches. Schools would lose money, kids are not wanting to eat the new choices rather than the old selections m it is not up to the government to control how a kid eats, it is the parents responsibility to control what their kids eats everyday in a lunch. Is It would cost a lot
We don’t need school lunches making them obese to. Obesity is one of the things that america needs to work in there are 1 in 3 american kids that are obese i would like to stop that. By having healthier school lunches we can stop kids from being obese. If the kids don’t want to eat the healthy food they can either get it together or they can suffer from diabetes i am sure that kids do not want to suffer from
Although junk food may be a good way to increase school income, schools should avoid selling it to students because it’s unhealthy, linked to childhood obesity, and unnecessary sugars can cause hyperactivity. Junk food is very unhealthy and can cause health issues. An article posted by the American Heart Association states that “A diet high in saturated and trans fats raises blood cholesterol — a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and too much fat and sugar can lead to
On the other hand some people think the schools need to change up the menus. They think that the current school lunches is why we have so many obese kids right now. This is not the case because the children who are obese is not only because of the food they are eating it's because they do not get enough exercise. Changing the school lunches overall would not be beneficial because the food they are eating is not the biggest part of why they are obese. In conclusion schools should not change the lunches because they don't have the power to tell students can or can't eat, they don't have the time and money, and finally because they are not allowed to put a limit on how much a student can eat due to the “No Kid Hungry
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
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.
But, schools still enforce them. Uniforms should be taken out of schools because they cost too much, they take away individuality and responsibility from children, and take away focus in school. School uniforms can be too expensive for some families. But, schools don’t seem to care about that, as they still enforce uniforms. The first example comes from article C paragraph six, where is says, “Are a financial burden for poor families.” Some families have a limited amount of money.
Many say the food is dry and has bad portions. Sophie Henderson thinks it is worth the money for bagels but not the other choices. In conclusion, the school district has made major changes to the school lunch program to save money, but those changes have changed students thoughts on the quality of the
Her results lead her to the conclusion that the school lunches should not be fed to the growing children. The affects that Sarah experienced from the school lunches were something she was surprised about. She believed that if the school lunches affected
They believe there is too much money being put into this program without considerable results. Also, with all the wasted food kids still aren’t getting the nutrients they need. This piece does a great job of using common sense and credibility to break through the perception of this school lunch
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
Schools are not helping in the fight against sedentary lifestyles. They continue to try and decrease or eliminate recess time for children and gym classes in middle and high school. “A balance needs to be struck in the choice of foods and nutrients consumed and far more attention needs to be paid to encouraging children to be more physically active” (Buttriss 312). Health class should not replace a semester of gym class and driver’s education class should not replace another semester of gym class. These classes should take away from a student’s study hall time, which happens to be another sedentary part of the school day.