Students don’t always have time to eat in the morning. Sometimes kids wait until the the morning to do their work, so they don’t have time to do other things. It is hard for a lot of people to get up in the morning, so they are rushing to get ready and be on time to school. They don’t have time to eat because they don’t have time to. They have
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
The problem is that buying snacks very frequently can cost students a lot of money. Second, I often see some students eating junk food in class. The problem in this situation is when students eat in class, they often don’t pay much attention to what the professor says. More, students around the eaters can be affected by the sound of chewing and the smell of the food, leading to distraction. Also, eating too much junk food can cause obesity and other health problems. In the article “Effects of Junk Food on Health”, Gary Pearson points out that “the effect of junk food on health settles as bad as it could be especially when you eat too much of some”. He believes that junk food can affect the normal work of the heart, because too much cholesterol is absorbed in the body. And if there is too much plaque that results from cholesterol in vessels, the heart has to provide more energy to pump blood, which can cause people feel tired. Pearson explains that too much cholesterol can damage the liver, and then cause obesity. In another article “Reasons Eating Junk Food Is Not Good”, Tracey Roizman, D.C. points out that junk food can result in diabetes by elevating insulin levels. Also, junk food may lead to depression in teenagers. She gives data that consuming trans fats, saturated fats and processed food is associated with up to 58 percent increase in risk of depression.
School lunches are not the epitome of meals in the world. Raising the level of nutritional output would highly increase the healthiness of the student’s body. For example, if a child were to drink only water at school the health benefits would help that student, just by cutting out the sugar and the calorie intake. If schools were to serve grilled chicken instead of fried chicken, the student would not have that extreme carb intake just from the fried part alone. Chicken and vegetables should be the entrée for most school lunches, of course, this does not allow for a great variety of meals, but the healthiness of the students would increase over time and could possibly be the healthiest thing they eat that day, but the only thing that they eat at all. The poverty in Mississippi is abundant, which may mean that children do not get three square meals a day, but maybe only one, which is at school. Therefore, the best way to affect student’s healthiness is by putting good, nutritious, and energizing food on the plate in front of
Junk food, junk food, junk food is around all corners of schools. Chocolate, cookies, soda, potato chips, and Sour Strings may sound delectable to some people, but are they nutritious? Some people wonder if there should be a change. Encouraging exceptional nutrition in schools is essential by reasons of students will consume foods that are better for them, schools will pay less for meals, and fewer students would go hungry.
Have you ever tasted school cafeteria food? I don’t think you would want to. In school story books, do you have characters saying that the food tasted good at school cafeterias? Nope. Why is this? Cafeteria food is often cheap, bought in bulk, high in calories, malnutritious, and microwaved. Student
In most cases, the so-called “delicious lunch” does not fill them up, so students result to purchasing junk foods from the vending machines. These vending machines are stock with potato chips, sodas, and cookies sold for a dollar and the students rush to make enormous lines to fulfill their hunger and appetite. In all honesty, snacks does not provide us with an adequate amount of nutrition. The question I have been longing to collect answers on is why school lunch has not improve to help the well-being of the students? This question deserves to be investigated very carefully because the precious innocents little ones lives are on the line. I feel it is inevitable to allow the conversation on the school lunch to continue to go on without any solutions being thought of yet. I’m very hopeful in this research being able to unravel clues and needed understanding of this
This results in tiredness and crabbiness. Healthy and tasty food selections should be given during lunch time and are given. Most schools sell food that are popular and interest the students to eat (@Aschenbrenner). Even doctors have agreed that junk foods affect the body in negative ways. So why take the risk and sell them to students? Because the kids want to eat stuff like that. Also, schools’ have budgets. These budgets are to help the whole school get what they need. They have enough money to buy certain amounts of food. The other money goes to the school faculty, maintenance, and campus structure. The school does not have money to serve the entire world or anything. Parents at home do all they can to serve the most nutritious and healthiest food to their kids. The school’s job isn’t to feed the kids but to teach them math, science, ELA, history, etc. All in all, schools and school boards are trying really hard to give students the
In many schools around the country, high school lunch is off-putting to students. The government has set many laws in place, to improve nutrition where it is lacking in many schools across America. Where the meal adjustment lowered the calories of the meals, it has created deficiencies in important nutrients that are necessary for students of all ages to learn to the best of their ability. Often, many students also find the lunch unpleasant, and unsatisfying. Many researchers, and authors have all gathered a wide collection of evidence that all supports problems with lunches found in American schools throughout the country.
Healthy food now ceases to be on everyone’s menu. The food pyramid was only there for show not guidance. Unhealthy food has made it impossible to want food that are nutritious and beneficial. Now if someone eats celery they are most likely forced to instead of wanting to. To
Lunch is one of the most anticipated thirty minutes of most students day. They get to converse with their friends and finish neglected homework, but what the students look forward to is the food they get to eat. In special classes(Health, Nutrition) we learn about healthy eating and dieting; unless you pack your own lunch, we must suffer and endure the unhealthy and sometimes disgusting school lunches. Schools should improve the nutritional value in our foods for many reasons; mainly for the fact that childhood obesity is a rising problem in the U.S.
The target users of our database are persons working for a school district cafeteria. These employees create the menus for several local elementary through high school campuses, and need to create menus for those schools based on many various factors. Due to the way public school cafeterias function, employees need to be wary of several obstacles when creating menus such as; cost, allergens, waste reduction, and calorie/nutrient status. We have indexed ingredients, allergens, cost, and calories for various sandwiches that have been approved by the school district. This index helps cafeteria staff search for the perfect sandwich combo based around the specific campus criteria.
Teachers also might say, well this is very unhealthy for you. Sure, it's not very healthy, but that's why we should also have a salad bar. My school has a salad bar anyways, so we could just keep that, and that would be our healthy food for the day. When I go to lunch at school, I always get croutons, because that is the only thing that I will eat. It's not good for my health, but it’s much better than eating food that is going to make me sick. Eating school lunch is kind of like getting food poisoning. Nasty, and makes you throw up.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. What do all of these have in common? They can all be a result of poor nutrition in one’s diet (“The Risks of Poor Nutrition”). In efforts to improve the overall health and wellness of children in America, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented
On February 1, 2013, the U.S Government released its proposed standards for the foods that are not part of regular school meals. These standards that were released set limits on fat, calories, sugar, and sodium. The proposals also say that snack items can not contain more than 200 calories per portion. However, they do not affect school sporting events, after-school fundraisers, or any other after-school events. I, like many other Americans, thought this plan was a great idea. We all thought the proposals were astonishing, but it only took a matter of months for us to realize what these changes truly meant.