Letter Of The Board Of Education

1399 Words Jun 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Devin Kim
Mr. Soderman
English Period 4
14 June 2016

A Letter to The Board of Education
“McDonald’s.” When people hear that word, the first things they visualize are the Golden Arches, the Big Mac, or Ronald McDonald. McDonald 's has had a profound effect on the fast-food industry and on the U.S.; in the 20th century, the creators/owners of McDonald 's, Richard McDonald, Maurice McDonald, and Ray Kroc (a traveling salesman) created the Speedee Service System, which made restaurants like a factory, and improved on franchising, an easy way to set up businesses and make money. Other restaurants began basing themselves off of McDonald’s. As of McDonald’s influence on America: “We believe that the McDonald’s brand is… omnipresent… in America,” Chew on This [1] states. Nevertheless, McDonald’s wide impact isn’t entirely as positive as they would like people to believe, which leads to this letter’s main point: McDonald’s should not be sold as part of the school lunch program. This is because it violates the National School Lunch Program, their foods are unhealthy on so many levels, and it contributes significantly to obesity and other problems.
First of all, McDonald’s should not be sold as part of the school lunch program because it violates the National School Lunch Program. This is because the National School Lunch Program’s purpose is “to safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s children,” [1] and to have “fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in the school menu.”…
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