Lunch Menu: Potential Regional Differences

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The purpose of this project is to compare the lunch menu in two different regions to see if they follow current nutritional guidelines and how they can be improved. We will also look at potential regional differences that may make following the guidelines more challenging as well as other potential barriers we may encounter. Our focus group is adolescent high school students between the ages of 12 - 18 years. The selected high schools are located in both Texas (Arlington high school) and California (Abraham Lincoln high school). The challenge with this age group is that teenagers tend to be very hungry during early adolescents due to the increasing body demands. These increasing demands can be attributed to puberty and the rapid growth spurts

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