School Lunch Policy Analysis

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“Who decides what you eat, you, I think so but it turns out; no,” quips John Stossel (“Food Police”). WE may think that we decide what we eat, but in actuality the government is deciding what people can and cannot eat. ome food laws in the United States do not work, are inconsistent, and invade on individuality; the amount of regulation should be changed so Americans do not have their government deciding what they can and cannot eat. Some food laws are inconsistent in their rules, and should be revised. 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.…show more content…
In the “Food Police” video, Joe Salatin, a farmer and activist, states that, “A big basic food freedom of choice should be as important as the freedom to worship, speak, or own a gun” (“Food Police”). I agree with Salatin because if the government makes laws on how we have the freedom to worship and speak, which is our individuality as a person, shouldn’t the government allow us to eat what foods we want. Understandably,the government is just trying to protect us from risks, but as Salatin says, “Life is a risk” (“Food Police”), if life 's a risk that we take everyday, should the government make us live in plastic bubbles to protect us from
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