In conclusion, although some people argue that school lunches don't have to be healthy, because of all the wasting, and the fits you will get from a child.It is obvious that at one point we will have to do something, but is it worth the waste of food, or when the kids start to eat the food or lastly the exercise they get? Who knows maybe one day all school will have healthy lunches, and obesity won't be a problem
Routinely packing the same sandwich for your child's lunch may be quick and easy, but does it ensure a properly and well-balanced meal? A healthy lunch supports activity and concentration for everyone, but especially the developmental needs of growing children. Packing a nutritious meal or advocating for healthy lunches options in your child’s school is beneficial and can lead to healthy choices in their future about meals and snacks.
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.
Since 2009 Schools have been improving there healthy choices of food like fresh fruits and salad bars,but those foods take longer to eat (Hellmich). Turning school lunches into an actual sit down meal rather than a feeding frenzy is a good way of improving health (Parker-Pope). Students usually have less than 20 minutes to eat lunch which makes it less likely for them to choose the healthy choice (Elsevier). Kids often like to eat there favorite foods first,not giving them enough time to eat the healthy food (Hellmich). An increase in school lunches could encourage students to eat the healthier choice(5 Elsevier). School nutritionist suggest that students need to have atlas 20 minutes to eat (Hellmich). Research shows that when people consume meals faster they take in more calories because they get hungry sooner (Chen). The shorter lunch periods are starting to lead to more and more obese and overweight kids ( Hellmich). Doctors are saying there are more and more kids getting diabetes and other illnesses due to the lunches and something needs to be done about it
One in three Americans kids are obese or over weight which is a staggering and alarming rate at the same time. So looking 20 years into the future that number could double if nothing is said and done about what we are eating. The public school food in school lunches are unhealthy for many alarming reasons, but not much can be done immediately due to strict guidelines and budgets that schools must follow. A lot of it goes to kids not exercising, and more time watching TV, or playing on the computer. And now days more families have less time to make nutritious home made meals. So they tend to eat School cafeteria lunches that have minimal nutrition’s and harmful calories. To prevent your kid from being over weight mean adapting what you eat, and having to exercise at least 60 minutes a day. If the changes are made to change school lunches, it can help them from being obese, children can improve their lifestyle choices, and lastly it prevents them from getting harmful diseases.
Obesity can often be the consequence of living in a household that instill unhealthy eating habits. Schools can be a positive influence on teens early in life so that obese teens can lead into their adult lives with healthier habits. With these healthier habits, they may likely have more energy to become positive influences in others lives to be healthy and be able to do more. If schools can make such an impact on students’ lives, they should try, even if they needed to sacrifice extra money or instructional time. In 2007, there was a study that only one fifth of high school students had eaten fruits and vegetables at least five times a day in a week (Wexler, 2010). While it is unreasonable to force someone to eat these foods, if they are regularly offered as part of school lunches, students may eat them if they have finished the rest of their lunch and are hungry. Schools should be encouraged to even add fruits and vegetables to vending machines for healthier options.
The author’s intention is to inform the reader that the healthy lunch programs are failing. The author provides plentiful information and research on the failing school lunch programs in the U.S. “In the war to get America’s children to eat healthier, things are not going well.” Kids are not eating their vegetables. This has become a big problem in America and steps need to be taken to stop unhealthy eating. Like The Agriculture Department mandating that students in the federal lunch program choose a fruit or vegetable with their meals. This solution didn’t work and actually worsened the problem. “Their consumption of fruits and vegetables actually went down 13 percent after the mandate took effect.”
High School Students wait all day for lunch, not just to socialize but to actually eat. I know changing to a healthier lunch menu os a good idea because not only would make high school students happier but it would also make their parents happy, make students healthier, and get them through the rest of the school day energized. Unhealthy lunches can make students lazy throughout the rest of the school day, gain weight, and make kids sick. if students are coming to lunch and not putting the right type of foods in their body that's not good because that can translate to body composure in class and also make students lazy and not want to do anything because of all the grease, fat, etc that their lunch meal is giving off. say a student has PE
A healthier lunch change is happening across schools statewide. Schools have finally realized that students are not eating as healthy as they should be. Schools will began to have healthier students, better food choices, and be able to cut out unnecessary junk foods. If schools change to healthier lunches, students will begin to become healthier themselves. Students will receive better nutritional value from the change in their lunches. Although students will vote against the change in food, they slowly realize the school is doing this help them achieve better health. Also, students will receive better energy and bodily functions from new and improved lunches. Students will gain increased vitamins and minerals from the which they were not currently receiving Healthier lunches will bring better food choices to students. It will replace normal, unhealthy foods with more nutritious, healthier
Although there are many students that have diabetes eating disorders through the United states school lunches are the most well fed for many children around the world. Many around do not have dinner on the table for of children low fat foods are being place in many school lunches they should not be in the Cafeteria.
Kids/teens are getting diagnosed with diabetes every day. Some even end up obese and get bullied about it. I wouldn’t like a life like that. School lunch isn’t really helping out on that situation either. They’re feeding us things that are harming us, just so that they can make money. And it’s wrong! I think that school lunches should be healthier, and it should mean something to the people that we’re getting obese or diabetes. It is their fault we the young generation end up like this. School lunches are a hazard for us, later in our lives we’ll struggle to lose weight. And not just that but some diabetes can kill us, like type 2 diabetes. Oh and no one wants to be made fun of their whole lives, for being overweight. Then there’s the other
Schools are to blame for the type two diabetes epidemic because they have access to healthier foods and are choosing not to give them to students. They are valuing their profits over their student’s health and, therefore, putting them in danger of diabetes and obesity. Many parents have no other option but to allow their kids to consume the food given to them by the schools. Schools offer free or reduced price lunches for children without access to much food at home. This is a kind act, without it many students would have to go without lunch or breakfast during the school week, but the food given to the students is unhealthy, often times being processed or high in sugars. Of course, the schools aren’t in complete control of what they feed their students. Their funding, from the government, is extremely low, and rules passed by the USDA make it hard to provide healthy food for students.
School lunches should go healthy for a reason such as obesity. Obesity in children is a major problem across america. Unsound school lunches play a role in this disease, as they contain excessive amounts of unnecessary sugar and fat, which when combined with obesity, can lead to severe diseases such as diabetes. To sum it up, poor quality school lunches that can lead to obesity,
Students are in class yawning and struggling to stay awake, but one student is wide awake. The other students asked, “How are you so alert?” The students says that he ate the new healthy menu. So, the next day everybody tried the new lunch and was wide awake for their classes. Changing the school menu to a healthier menu is a fantastic idea because students will have more energy, earn better grades, and have a different food choices.
In my opinion school lunch wouldn't be that bad if the healthy hunger free kids act didn't make sure that school lunches are healthier. Greasy pizza, salty French fries and sauces up chicken wings are not healthy and that meals at school should be lower in fat, calories and sodium and contain lean proteins, more fruits and vegetables. But school lunches shouldn't be mostly whole grains because personally I don't like whole grain foods and since my school started serving almost everything whole grain, I rarely eat lunch because kids don't like whole grain or wheat bread. If my school and other schools should start serving white wheat bread, because white wheat doesn't taste like wheat bread, it tastes like regular white bread l, and if schools