A juice box, cookie, and chips, that just sounds so good right now. Just sitting in class right now at this very moment I am so hungry and want that. As a student I strongly think that students at Brussels American School should be allowed to eat snacks during classes. I believe that having snacks during classes would improve our school school for three reasons. Reason one, when we get to lunch we have barely any time to eat, reason two, is our lunch is at the end of the day, and reason three, is students work and focus better when they are not hungry and they are comfy.
Many of the students that eat school lunch believe that it is not very good. They believe that we need better food. The school claims that the food is healthy, but according to most of the students that go here the lunch is terrible. The school thinks that we need to eat healthier at school. They are trying to make food healthy and not looking into the details, so they are still very unhealthy. For example one food may be low in calories but high in sodium. As a school we need to come up with a better solution to this problem.
Everyone loves sugar filled snacks, especially children. A kid’s day can be made so much better just by handing them their favorite candy bar. This is something students looked forward to during their school day. Sadly, this was made to change. Schools started banning snacks, and drinks based on their unhealthy effect they have on individuals. According to Beverly Ballaro and Ann Griswold in "Junk Food in Schools: An Overview,” this change occurred when Michelle Obama launched her project for healthy eating in 2010. Let’s Move! Was her way to fix child obesity in America. This directed schools to feed children healthier options, and twice as many vegetables or fruit. This was not a necessity for public schools across the United States. Students should not be limited to what they eat in school. As long as they are being fed their basic lunch, it should not be important what they decide to snack on.
Travis Luett Mrs. Grahm American Writings 2 December 2016 School Lunches Are Gross Have you ever taken a bit in your school lunch and just want to spit it all back out? Or how about the little portions you get? These types of school lunches should not be allowed to be given to the students because there are many reasons why school lunches are bad for health reasons. Although the school lunches are supposed to be healthier and better for our well-being, school lunches should change because it’s not very appetizing, there are little portions, and there isn’t any difference in the health level before.
Do you think your school needs improvements? I think my school has a few, but the lunches are easily the most recognizable. The school board should change our lunches because they are microwaved, they are not filling, and the school lunches have the same thing every day of the week. Seriously, none of the kids like them, so just get us brand named foods.
Moreover, allowing students to eat healthy school lunches will be able to partially obtain their daily nutrition and reduce the risk of obesity. As a result, if schools continue to allow unhealthy foods to students, then the next generation of students will have a greater risk of obesity. It is often argued that allowing schools to serve healthier lunches will not be able to serve a variety of foods. The counter argument is incorrect because schools can serve a variety of healthy lunches to students. According to Corey Henry, vice president of communications of the American Frozen Food Institute states in New York Times article, “From our perspective, the new rules improve school nutrition, but at the same time give schools the flexibility to serve a variety of foods to meet the goals of everyone involved”(Par. 12). Giving students a variety of healthy school lunches will make more students interested in eating school meals. In the meantime, authorizing students to eat a variety of school lunches will also allow them to experience different types of food. Additionally, the new rules give schools a better nutrition guide to help students eat healthier. Therefore, students can reduce the risk of obesity and other health diseases.
Unfortunately obesity is a battle that the citizens of the United States are fighting. Over 68.8 percent of our adults have been diagnosed as being over-weight or obese and this usually initiates in their teenage years. America is second in the world for the heaviest people. Every year obesity is
What is does every kid look forward to during their school day? Lunch and recess. What kids eat at lunch reflects on the rest of their day. That includes energy levels, academic performance, and how much they engage. Meaning a poor lunch that is high in fats and lacking nutrition results in a sluggish child and some claim is a factor of the childhood obesity epidemic. School lunches should be reevaluated to provide students with a nutrient balance diet to help supply children with healthy brain functions to increase productivity in school, promotes beneficial future eating habits which can prevent further obesity issues in children, and it promotes an increase of attendance. To change what the schools here in the United States serve children food we have to take a deeper look into who is in charge, analyze the current standards and policies, and compare it to what a proper diet should be for children.
I don’t know about you but when I imagine school lunch I imagine unhealthy, unappetizing, junk food. Let’s fix that. The impact of healthier school lunches is huge. From just general nutrition to possibly higher end of the year test scores.
Do students eat healthy lunches when they are school? Statistics show that public schools are given students frozen and processed food such as frozen burgers, nuggets, even the salad is even frozen and processed. Not to mention that school lunch doesn’t offer water, instead students drink milk with more than 150 calories along with tons of hormones or juice with 100 calories per serving and more sugar than 5 donuts. Schools not only offer frozen food they also have bending machines around their campuses full with junk food and sugars. School trashcans are 40% full of hot cheetos bags, this means that almost every student eat a bag of chips every day. Eating unhealthy not only can cause you diseases, but also can affect the student emotions and academic performance. “If students aren’t eating sufficient amounts of food in schools, they may leave school hungry and then over consume less nutritious foods. This may place them at increased risk for unhealthy weight gain and mood changes” –Juliana Cohen This is clearly the lunch that will lead student’s to type one diabetes or obesity.
In conclusion these new regulations are causing many problems in an average student’s diet. Instead of helping our diets, they are making them worst. We should take a stand and help them realize that, we need to find a happy medium when it comes to our options at lunch. These new school lunches are causing problems, being thrown down the drain, and does not help with
Some students at schools aren’t getting enough food at lunch time. Students refuse to eat the green veggies on their plates when it comes to a healthy lunch. Yes, schools are serving healthy lunches, but children miss the greasy food every once and awhile. Schools like the healthy lunch deal, but not
In the article “No lunch Left Behind”, they state,”When school districts allow fast-food snacks in the lunchroom they provoke widespread ire, and rightfully so” (P.4). Which is not right, for the students of the schools. They should have more organic, healthier foods instead of preheating tv-meals. Snacks that schools provide are unhealthy snacks, which is allowing children to choose unhealthy foods.
School is a place where children develop themselves. They make independent choices about their lifestyle. Children are influenced by many things when it comes to making choices, for example their friends, parents and popular trends. Today is the time to encourage and talk about healthy school lunches.
Obviously childhood obesity is something that needs to be handled. What they are doing to stop it is in question. The solution was to take junk food out of schools. That is a acceptable idea, but it is not the best. Junk foods should not be taken out of schools because, schools only represent a slight portion of childhood obesity problems, junk food in vending machines brings in a great deal of revenue, and television is the biggest contributor to childhood obesity.