Children in America are faced with different choices every day. Some of these choices can be either good or bad for them. But these children don't really know the consequences of their actions, but the school does. Schools are serving unhealthy and un properly cooked meals to children every single day. These food companies make big money from these schools because the schools just buy the lunches so the kids will eat something. The schools don't really care what goes into the students stomachs, but as long as the school meets the requirements it's okay. Then the students just eat it because it looks and taste good, but they don't have an idea of what their eating is made out of or where it has been before. The government needs to start making school lunches more healthy for these students, if not then then unfortunately the number of obese children will rise.
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.
The importance of students being able to leave the school campus for their lunch hour is a great tool for them to learn the importance of returning to campus on time shows and also teaches responsibility on the student's behalf.
Our bodies require fuel only obtainable from food, so it's vital to stay pay attention to the political aspects that affect how and where we get our food. It's important to note the youth in America have little say in how or where their school lunches come from and how it affects them. This is a contributing factor in the poor investment the current public school lunch program has become today.
One of the most controversial issues today is the question of how to address childhood obesity. Because of the large proportion of meals that children, particularly low-income children, consume in schools, cafeteria food has been targeted by dietary reformers as in need of a major overhaul. However, while many different types of new school menus have been proposed, the extent to which healthier foods can be offered remains controversial. Opponents to reform state that children will not eat healthier lunches, and that changing the food that children eat will have minimal impact, since the children will either bring food from home or eat food at home that is more 'kid friendly.'
School lunches have been getting shorter since 2009 in many places in the US. Students academics have been decreasing also since the school lunch times have been getting shorter. School lunches should be at least 1 hour long to give students enough time to eat an healthy meal and to get enough time to burn off energy.
Should school lunches be longer? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics a child should be able to have at least 20 minutes for lunch. But that means 20 minutes to actually sit down and eat — excluding time waiting in line or walking from class to cafeteria. It is a day-to-day occurrence hearing students complaining that the food is cold, having to shove the food down in order to eat everything on the tray, and my favorite is complaints on how food was thrown away since the bells have already rung. Why is this happening? How can they justify taking nutrition away for more instructional time? Multiple students go home after school and raid the refrigerator or cupboards grazing for food. Interesting enough most of the students will choose
School lunch rooms have been evolving over the last decade. Healthier food choices and better-quality food are just two of many improvements happening inside school cafeterias. Although school lunch rooms are making various positive changes, there are still negative consequences for some students. Most students can go through the lunch line and not have to worry about the cost of the meal and whether they have enough money to buy a hot lunch. On the other hand, some students are constantly worrying about not being able to eat lunch due to the price. According to a CNN article titled “School Lunch Shaming” by Heather Long, “…an alarming number of American youngsters still can’t afford a $2.35 lunch, despite the dramatic expansion of free and reduced lunch programs” (paragraph 1), which demonstrates the struggles that these low-income families face when it comes to buying their student school lunches. Staff working in cafeterias have started to “shame” those students by taking away the student’s food and giving them a bag containing a cheese sandwich and milk to those students who are unable to afford their lunch. States such as New Mexico are taking a stand against school lunch shaming and have banned lunch shaming completely. Long also explained that, “The USDA is urging districts to stop “embarrassing” and “singling out” students who don’t have enough money for lunch” (paragraph 9), which further demonstrates the lengths people are going to solve the lunch shaming issues.
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.”
As we all know, everyone wants longer lunch periods because it is a time where they can socialize and don’t have to learn, but there is also another advantage to having longer lunch periods. Most people don’t know this, but having a longer lunch period allows you to receive more of the nutrients your body needs to function properly and to its’ full potential. In a report in 2014 by the School Nutrition Association, they reviewed 1001 students and found stunning information that showed,”... students with less than 20 minutes… 13 percent less of their entrees… 12 percent less of their vegetables… 10 percent less of their milk compared.. 25 mins.” (Paragraph 5, Source 3). This proves that when students have a shorter time to eat, they will not
Because you have third period planning, Ms. Lassiter has asked me to offer you a different option for a duty assignment this fall. This year, each teacher on staff will have a daily duty (20 minutes day/200 minutes over two weeks) and lunch duty all week every other week (one week on and one week off).
Thank you again for taking the time to speak with me! Below is the invitation for the Chihuahuas and Padres Luncheon on 3/31/16. Right now tables are very limited for players and coaches. With the player table, you get nine seats with the tenth seat being either the Chihuahuas coach and player or Padres player. Please fill out the attached order form to reserve your table. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
11:00 to 12:00 it will be lunch time, the occasion to show to the employees where they should eat and also to learn more about them and also to helps the employees to not feel alone during this first day.