School Lunch Research Paper

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Why School Lunch Regulations Should be Reduced

Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch- An interesting story about Zachary Maxwell, who filmed his school lunches while comparing them to the menus the schools gave out to parents. The results alone found in the documentary were amazing. It caused change in the entire state, and an inspection of the school’s lunches. The documentary was made over the 2011-2012 school year. These school lunches are something that almost every child in the United States experiences. With the regulations in place for school lunches, they may be considered healthy, but at many times they are not considered to be delicious. Many school lunches are being thrown away by students simply because they dislike what they are forced to put on their plate. The worst part of all of it all is that the students are well aware the lunches are good for them. In short: The guidelines of a healthy school lunch should be relaxed because many schools cannot afford it, more students no …show more content…

“Among high school students out of 37 states, obesity rates exceeded 15 percent in 11 states, and no state had a rate below 10 percent” (Childhood Obesity Trends). Nearly 30 percent of the states have obesity rates exceeding 15 percent. Just thinking of it is disappointing. Obesity in children alone has risen by about 3 percent since 2000. From 2012 to 2014, rates rose by 0.3 percent. This being after the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act began, It is sad to find that even with the work the schools are putting into helping the children in their community be healthier, the children are not complying with the school’s actions. And do tell why the schools should have to pay money to “make their students healthier” when studies have shown it has done anything

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