Today life is on the fast track. People are always on the go and don’t have time to properly take care of themselves or their families. For most Americans, fast food and junk food are ready to grab for a snack or a quick dinner. They don’t slow down to think about how the foods they are eating effect their long term health. Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children.
Eight times out of ten when I walk through the lunch line and get my serving of vegetables, I look down at a shriveled up revolting mess of green goo. This mass of either under or overcooked vegetables is inedible. If this is what nutrition is, I don’t want to be apart of it. Sadly this is how many students feel nationwide. Sure many people such as Michelle Obama have tried to reform the school lunch menu, but the schools don’t seem to follow the regulations posted.
Fast Food Items in Schools Some students hate lunch food and they would rather have some McDonalds or some Chick-Fil-A. Schools should offer fast food because students would actually eat well at lunch, students will learn how to be responsible, and the school will make money for selling the fast food. First, students would actually eat the food and not starve themselves because the food at lunch tastes really nasty. For example, in a school called the Holub Middle School, they serve “fried chicken” but once the students bite into the chicken, they get a mouth full of something else. The chicken is not even fried, the school receives its frozen and they just put it in the oven.
The athletes are not being fed enough food. This shows that athletes need energy for the sport they are attending. Also because the government placed severe restrictions on calories. Now that the government has put restrictions on school lunches kids aren't going to be satisfied because they're either not going to enjoy there food or it's not enough. Another reason is because kids are disgusted with food provided to them because half of the time school's meat is undercooked and many student find hair in there food, this shows a good reason for going against Michelle Obama's program.
A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc. The majority of people might only eat one meal that contains the nutritional foods because they are on the go or just simply do not care. There are three major reasons as to why people are lacking in nutrition: nutrition is not taught in school, marketing persuades public opinion about food, and
True, they could bring lunch from home, but what happens if they forget or can make lunch to school. This problem needs to be solved. School is a place of learning, and what lunch time is teaching is that it is ok to eat unhealthy food. When I went to public school I was revolted by the disgusting food. The pizza was horrid, the chicken sandwiches were wet, and the salad tasted like dirt and not even good dirt, the dirt with dead thing underground.
Have you ever been so hungry because you didn’t have time to eat? Has that ever affected you in class? Out of a 100 student 85 said that the feel rushed or doesn 't have enough time to eat. That why kindergarten-8 students need to have a 45 - 60 minutes lunch time because it improves efficiency in class, it improves students moods, and improves students’ chances of not becoming obese. First a shorter lunch can cause your body physical harm and cause you to feel sick, light headed, or have organ problems and more.
The first step to dealing with these eating disorders is to understand and then recognize them. Bulimia, a compulsive disorder, is marked by daily (or even during every meal) instances of overeating, which is followed by self-induced vomiting. This process is known as binging and purging. Anorexia nervosa meanwhile is marked by a severe, sometimes crippling fear putting on any weight, the inability
The last reason, is that it is not good to make school lunches healthier because the government is ignoring parents and saying that parent can’t make the healthy choice for their children. One of the reasons that people agreed is some parents are paying unhealthy school lunches that their kids are eating. In the article it stated “Less Fat, More Veggies”, it said, “It recommends meals containing fewer calories, less fat and salt, and more fruit, vegetables
Right now there is a lot of buzz going around about whether fast food should be sold in schools. There are reasons for both sides of the argument, but the strongest and best side is that fast food should not be sold in schools. The three main reasons why fast food should not be allowed in school is fast food is one of the main reasons for obesity, fast food is not sanitary and safe, and kids need to make healthy choices young. Fast food is one of the biggest reasons for obesity. Obesity can lead to death, and fast food leads to obesity.
At school, I expect a good lunch everyday day and something that will make me full too. School lunch cost way too much for so little amount of food that we get. It ridiculous, because on the days I am hungry at school, I have to spend over $4.00 everyday just to get a decent meal. I hate when we always have the same food every week. They never make any changes to the school lunch.
If this is going to be done “it could be done for about $5 per child” according to “No lunch left behind” by Alice Walters and Katrina Heron. Which isn’t that much considering lunch and breakfast is $3 if you don’t have reduced or free lunch. We could even have parents donate planting seeds for fruits and vegetables for student lunches and breakfast. Those are a few of my ideas on how to improve students eating habits at school. It wont be easy to make a change but it will make students physically healthier.
The school lunch program was not planned well. The government spends 12 billion dollars a year on the school lunch program and the cost is only rising. Many schools take advantage of the program and give the whole district free meals while in reality they are only supposed to give it to the children whose parents have a low income and are under the income line. Many of the cafeteria workers are not qualified and they lack the proper training to meet the requirements put by the government instead of training the workers they continue to not follow the rules, not because they do not want to because they do not know how to. Instead of the government taking away the funding they continue to fund the program and let these things occur.
Recently, Moreno Valley High School won a Silver Award for best high school in the nation. Although its been criticized as “ghetto” and “where all the bad kids go”, the students and staff still show pride for proving the critics wrong but, with all its success a bigger problem has emerged on campus. Disease, the food prepared and served to the student ‘s of Moreno Valley High School is not what you would call a “healthy meal”. As data collected through an online server shown many students and even parents have no clue what a nutritional meal is. The data showed that 1 in 3 people would like to add more salads to their daily eating habits.
Also, the drinks are overpriced, at my dad 's work, in the vending machine, I can buy drinks for $1.00, while at EHMS $2.75 for Gatorade." Sophie Henderson, an 8th grader at EHMS states, "It costs $2.50 for me to buy just a bagel. The bagel price I think is worth it, but for the other food is not worth it because it 's not good quality, is too greasy, and is all junk food." These quotes show that many of the students at EHMS do not like the food and think it is bad quality. Many say the food is dry and has bad portions.