In the newspaper article, “No Lunch Left Behind,” by Alice Waters and Katrina Heron, the authors inform the audience, “But food distributed by the National School Lunch Program contains some of the same ingredients found in fast food and the resulting meals routinely fail to meet basic nutritional standards. Yet this is how the government continues to ‘help’ feed millions of American schoolchildren, a great many of them from low-income households”(4). Waters and Heron argue school programs provide unhealthy food on a daily basis, which accustom the students to not having a choice, yet to eat it and not starve. Students may not realize that the food being served is technically as bad as going to a junk food restaurant. The fast food industry is constantly improving everything to get people to come back and order the “new,” that will benefit them in many ways.
Have you ever wondered how the government controls your school lunches? The government controls your school lunches by wisely choosing highly nutritious meals by having many fruits, vegetables, banned unhealthy things, helped children in poverty, and they also created a lunch act. They also balanced out the foods from all five food groups and they have reduced overall fat content by serving more vegetarian main courses, less beef and pork, and fewer fried foods. They have put more of a variety of dishes by serving pasta and tacos and have helped families with low incomes by reducing the costs or having no costs at all for families who qualify. Every school meal is required to meet the dietary guidelines.
I think school lunches are horrible, and lunch ladies should be replaced with good cooks, and should give us kids more food. Many kids are still hungry after lunch because they give us very small portions of food. All the lunch ladies do is put food in the oven or microwave, the school district should have real cooks making our food so it tastes good. Kids will not be starving after lunch if the district gives us more food. More kids will buy the school lunch instead of bringing cold lunches, if the school had good cooks, and made good food.
In fact at the Thompson school district teamed up with colorado state University and did a survey on how students like school lunches, and it showed that 93% of students would like a better lunch. The lunch we have now in the schools now these days are cheaply made and governed by the government. We need food that tastes good so are brains can function properly the way they need too. Students need their brain to be functioning right so students can pay attention in class. Grades would probably be better in the long run.
Parents are outraged at this situation because they have to provide their kids with extra money, or food to make up for what the schools aren’t doing. The students that have to put up with these horrible meals want to be heard, and in order to do that they have two good options: voice their opinions, or throw the food away. Sure these issues bother students and parents, but they even bother government officials, and the members of student lunch
In the 19th century, schools started to see that not many students was provided lunch to bring at school because of the time and money. They wanted to fixed this so they starting to make lunch be provided at schools. They fixed all of that but forgot about the quality of the food. Most students dislike school lunch and this gained a bad reputation from the start. Soon, everyone knows about it reputation
Some examples would be Obesity, the lack of nutrients a child needs, and the influx of chemicals that come with the eating of fast food (Lombardo, ? 8 Monumental Pros??). These are problems because America has been fighting against child obesity for years and having open campus lunches near all of these fast food chains and unhealthy food choices would combat the work of the movements against obesity. This is very important because the health of a child affects how the child behaves, learns, and communicates (Lombardo, ? Top 7 Pros and Cons?.?).
However, this is inaccurate because soft drinks and junk food also prevent focus and success in school. Students at NHS are often distracted the period after they have their lunch. The leading reason for this is that their brains and their bodies cannot refocus after taking in so much sugar. The sugar brings you up to a “sugar high” and gives you a surge of energy. However, once that high of energy is over, one then experiences a crash.
Are School Lunches Really Healthy For You? Imagine going to school and thinking, oh boy what am I going to have for lunch today? And all of the sudden you see something you don’t like, so you don’t eat it and then your stomach starts to growl.
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.
A change in school lunch would be good. A great number of students complain about school lunch all the time. Their grades are also effected because of lunches. It would be a good change because the food truely is unhealthy, it does not taste very good to begin with, and if it were a better quality it may help the students.
There are many avenues to travel in order to fight childhood obesity. The primary road is the changes that have occurred in the school lunch programs across the nation. Parents and students alike are complaining that lunches are being thrown away on a daily basis as they are unappetizing to students, in addition to students walking away hungry from the decreased amount of calories provided. All of this is happening because I think that the government is too involved in the lunch programs in our school districts and they need to get out.
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.