When I took a bite out of my sub, the meatball was hot on the inside but frozen throughout the middle. If students already hate the school lunches, they should at least cook the food and take care of the food so we can at least have a decent meals. Cooks always get frustrated that students complain about how the food is and we understand that they do not get to choose how they want to cook things. We get it. Students just wish that food was up to their liking instead of the standards that were given the school.
A lunch can only be so healthy before you do not get all of the ingredients your body needs to survive. Another example is, if you change the students school lunch, and make it healthier you should do that to the teachers as well. Students do not like new changes just as much as teachers don't. The school will have a big drop in money because the students will eventually stop buying the school lunches, because they do not like what they are eating and paying for. I also believe that we should be able to pick and choose what we like to eat or what we want to eat because we are paying for the meal.
“But her school lunch control regulations, which were passed in the name of healthy eating have been an utter failure” (Gonchar). The Healthy and Hunger- Free Kids Act was supposed to gives kids a better school lunch, yet it has failed. The ultimate result was that kids are not eating their lunches and money is being put to waste. “It’s great that schools are trying to make school lunches better, they’re not doing a very good job about it, starving kids at school isn’t exactly a way to get kid’s obesity down” (Arit John). Even though school are trying to make improvements the steps they are taking are actually worsening the situation.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
This solution is the responsibility of parents and partly the school. School lunches should be nutritional and the meals at home should also be nutritional and balanced. I would say the FDA is trying to create some balance with the snacks. They are making sure that the foods we eat are actually what is promoted. This problem is affecting everyone not just children.
It's up to Vacaville High School to create a atmosphere that promotes the consumption of healthy foods so that they can become healthier and hopefully promote a healthy lifestyle when they graduate from school. Unhealthy eating habits are present with lots of young students. According to a survey(good food/bad food) conducted by Nicholas Ward, at Vacaville High
To go along with this, the process of banning the junk food will be a problem itself. As the article would later state, “One major problem with a junk-food ban is it's not always clear which treats should be classified as ‘bad’ and which are okay for our kids to consume.” (Citation here). It is clear that an outright ban on sugary and fatty snacks in schools will only make the situation
They offer a replacement to the regular school lunches, and some kids find themselves skipping out on the school provided lunch options altogether (“Junk Food in Schools”). The USDA places some restrictions on competitive foods, requiring them to “contain at least five percent of the recommended daily allowance of a number of specific nutrients, including protein and certain vitamins” (“Junk Food in Schools”). These restrictions seem to be unpopular because they limit some schools from selling chewing gum or breath mints (because they lack nutrients), but they can sell candy and french fries (“Junk Food in Schools”). This system seems quite unkempt and
These improvements will result in healthier and more wholesome lunches and breakfasts across the country. Although many do not think of healthy, nutritious foods as tasty or delicious, the government should impose restrictions on the foods served in cafeterias because they choose foods that are nutritious for children, and
The budget is insufficient to provide healthy foods. The budget is adequate if the food schools want to provide kids are low in quality and unhealthy. If we dive further into this issue, it shows that schools selling low-quality food is interested more in profit than health. “Their mission is not public health, but profit, so they’ll continue to sell the health damaging food that’s most profitable.” The fix for this is simple let the government step in and say provide healthy foods if schools don 't they will be fined. The second issue is that the food that the school is selling is not healthy at all.