One thing schools can do to help get better school lunches is offer more of a variety. Some schools give each student one specific meal a day, but adding side foods like vegetables and fruit really help. In 2008, and analysis of school lunches concluded that school cafeterias don’t offer much fruit to their students, and that can be a real problem in someone’s health. Luckily, the unhealthy school lunches are getting more and more awareness. School cafeterias are bringing in a better variety in foods such as, salad bars, and different fruits for the students to choose from.
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).
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.
Throughout history, there has always been controversy on the food/ nutrition that is served in schools. Therefore, the effect that reduced cost school lunches has had on public school's is vividly seen through a historical timeline, which people have started to notice and have started to take account for. The amount of clamor and attention this brought made systems finally adhere to the people. The public schools have established reduced lunch programs to insure that all school students have the nutritious and low-cost meals to support health guidelines, and student development. This meant that for a lower cost, students would get more nutrition than they have in previous years.
Should School Lunches Change For a long time now people have been arguing over whether or not to change up the restrictions to the lunches served in schools across America. Many different arguments have come up in recent years. School officials should not change up the school lunches because some people need more food than others, they should not be able to tell them what they can and can't eat, and finally because it will take lots of time and money to make the switch. The first reason schools should not put a limit on school lunches because some students need more food than others. This is shown by athletes because their bodies need more food because they need them nutrients to stay healthy.
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.
Jamie Oliver explains, in excruciating and terrifying detail, the horrors of fast food and its effects on children. He explains how on three different levels, School, Home, and Main St., what food children are consuming on a daily basis and how it is contributing to childhood obesity. The food that children are consuming on a daily basis at school is horrifying to me. Jamie Oliver then goes on to explain how in our own homes, food consumption is. We have gone away from the classic “home-cooked meals” and have turned to the more fattening foods for breakfast and lunch.
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.
Does coeliac disease run in your family? No, it doesn’t, it’s just me that has it which makes it very awkward for my parents when they’re making the dinners. 6. Did you find it difficult to adjust to a gluten free diet? Yes, I found it extremely difficult because I was 16 and at an age where I had the food I liked and certain things was used to eating and I had to cut the majority of that food out.
Both the taste and nutritional value of this food is very bad. Also, too much money is spent on these half eaten lunches. This really needs to change. First of all, the nutrition of the food in this cafeteria needs to improve. the sides in this cafeteria consist of baby carrots, cookies, apples, and the occasional brown banana.
Think about lunch time at school the memoires are terrifying. Thinking about the food giving at school makes people nausea. When the time of lunch is approaching it brings them joy because the food that they are about to eat is going to be delicious and full up their stomach. Children that go to school sometimes starve because the food is horrible at school. School lunches have been disgusting way before my time.
The kids stomachs are desperate but not desperate enough to eat the school lunch.The Healthy slop makes stomachs quiver in fear. Michelle Obama has put into use the Hunger, Hunger free Kids Act, that will help feed kids from low income families with healthy lunches . Some people suggest that the new lunches are healthier with less salt and fat; however, they fail to recognize kids are disgusted by the food given to them and sometimes throw most of it away. Therefore, Parents should not agree with the new school lunch requirements Admittedly, some people think that kids are getting the required amount of nutrition. They also think this is a low cost way to feed their kids.