Essay on Implementing Healthy School Lunches

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There needs to be some sort of regulation imposed on school lunches, in order to fight the growing obesity epidemic. Many people disagree with this statement, and have their own thoughts on the matter. The National School Lunch Act was passed in 1946 by President Harry Truman. All over the country, school districts joined lunch programs designed to feed children at free or reduced prices. In doing so, school districts had to follow specific guidelines that these programs required. Over the years, these standards have changed increasingly in order to provide children optimal nutrition. While many districts have fully taken advantage and successfully made the turn for the better, others struggle or are taking a little more time in…show more content…
There needs to be some sort of regulation imposed on school lunches, in order to fight the growing obesity epidemic. Many people disagree with this statement, and have their own thoughts on the matter. The National School Lunch Act was passed in 1946 by President Harry Truman. All over the country, school districts joined lunch programs designed to feed children at free or reduced prices. In doing so, school districts had to follow specific guidelines that these programs required. Over the years, these standards have changed increasingly in order to provide children optimal nutrition. While many districts have fully taken advantage and successfully made the turn for the better, others struggle or are taking a little more time in implementing successful changes. Due to the inconsistencies amongst lunch programs in the United States, many point their fingers at the government. Not only did the National School Lunch Program provide lunch at free or reduced cost, it also provided enough food supply, maintenance and operation all over the country. It took a long time for the Act to pass because of the cost to run such a new program. Though it took a long time, Congress found the need to establish a lunch program with a set legislative foundation. Without such a foundation, school districts would be operating their own school lunch programs on a year to year basis. Some of the requirements and guidelines programs entailed not only meant feeding children at free or reduced cost,

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