School cafeterias have been notoriously known for having unhealthy, unappealing food. Students at schools are being forced to eat these foods, when parents cannot provide regular lunches for their children. These lunches usually include the following: pizza, soda, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and others, all filled with artificial ingredients and preservatives. To address this problem, there should be a switch between the foods and drinks being served, and I have just the ideas that will be delicious and healthy. Authors Alice Waters, Katrina Heron, and Mark Bittman all agree that some initiative needs to be taken to fix this unhealthy food problem, and so do I. Together, the student body and parents will address the school board with healthier food options that are better tasting and better for the body.
Childhood and teenage obesity has been an issue in America for more than twenty years now. The percentage of obese children has nearly doubled in this time, according to the article “Is Your Kid Failing Lunch?”. Today’s generation of kids is recorded as the fattest generation in history. One of the main causes of this is believed to be fast food kids are exposed to every day in school lunches. Schools are now starting to serve fast food in their lunches as more kids demand it, causing an increase in the schools profit. Outside of that, Americans are currently spending more than $100 billion a year on fast food. Each day one in four Americans will eat at a fast food chain (Beaver). This is easy to believe as the global fast food industry spent
School lunches, curriculum focus, and daily activities have changed in elementary schools over the years. The nutritional value in school lunches often meet a bare minimum. Curriculum is focused strongly on idealistic future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; but often forget teaching basic healthy habits needed for lifelong health. Physical education is no longer required every single day. Obesity has become an epidemic and not just for adults, it is increasingly affecting children as well. Children spend a generous amount of time in the classroom. They spend more time in school than at home or anywhere else. Therefore, schools have a responsibility in preventing obesity in adolescents by teaching them healthy habits, serving them nutritious food, and providing them with adequate physical activity.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), originally initiated in 1946 under the name the National School Lunch Act, has served in excess of 224 billion school lunches to children throughout the United States since its inception (National School Lunch Program). The goals of the program include serving a school lunch that meets certain nutritional requirements and is available at low or no cost to eligible students (National School Lunch Program). While the program has undergone many changes over the decades, the core tenants of the program have remained intact. Changes should be made to the way the National School Lunch Program operates to ensure that all students have access to a lunch that is nutritious and affordable for all income levels, while accommodating the palate of each child.
Students are taking it to social media to demonstrate against the meal rules lobbied by First lady Michelle Obama. Lunches include tiny portions, mushy and unrecognizable menu items, a lettuce-and-cheese sandwich and chicken nuggets void of any chicken. School nutrition directors say the rules have proven to be costly and restrictive. House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from the meal standards. School lunches have never been known for being appetizing — but these ones are particularly disgusting. Students across America are taking it to social media to demonstrate against the school meal rules championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.They're using the sarcastic hashtag 'Thanks, Michelle Obama'
The healthy hunger free kids act signed by Barack Obama on December 13, 2010. While Michelle Obama heavily enforced this idea, and saw obesity as a problem, especially in young developing children she fought for a cause that she was passionate for and wanted to raise awareness about the affects an unhealthy eating habit could have later in a person’s life. While all intentions were positive it’s hard to regulate 100,000 plus schools in America well. Some schools have fresh wholesome ingredients while some schools failed health inspections, it really depends on the area in which the school is located. Each school will do what they can to abide by these regulations but it’s especially hard for some since healthier foods are generally more expensive. In Japan and other countries students grow their own food in gardens managed by the school, this teaches responsibility, gives youngsters a sense of accomplishment when they pick their own produce and results in fresh home-grown
America’s lunch program has been established ever since President Harry S. Truman signed the National School Lunch Act on June 4, 1946 in order to ensure the health of children. (Rafidi 1) Providing lunches for students is essential in order for them to receive the nutrition they need but if one think deeper about this, is the current lunch program really beneficial towards the youth that will soon shape the future? Just recently in 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama stepped up hoping to maintain the growing problem of childhood obesity by inspecting the food that was sold in schools. In a 60 years time frame, school lunch has become an issue that was once thought to help reduce malnutrition to food that may be harmful to teens’ body. This should
How are students supposed to be content and satisfied with school lunches? (Rhetorical Question) Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is one of the main causes why students are not happy with lunches. This act was supposed to make kids healthier while keeping them full but instead it did the exact opposite. In protest to school lunches, and Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act students, administrators, and school officials need to get involved to help change school lunches. School administration needs to start paying attention and change school lunches because the lines are too long and students do not have enough time to eat, school lunches are too expensive and the kids can barely afford their lunch, and the lunches are
Central High School is planning to change our school lunches to something that is “healthier” and “less-fattening”. Many students disagree with this idea, but others are completely supportive about this idea. Students want something that will keep them full for the rest of the school day and not be starved to death by time they get home. This makes learning a lot harder and it makes paying attention a lot harder as well.
Have you ever wondered why school lunches taste so bad? Or have you ever wondered why you never feel fully satisfied after eating the school lunch? The Government should not have control over school lunches and the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act should be abolished because Banned food in the U.S. are staples for other countries and they have lower obesity rates, The amount of waste from schools is atrocious and lastly, Students now get smaller portions thanks to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.
School lunch is horrible! There is hardly any food to eat, it costs way too much, there are almost no choices for food, and there isn't any time to eat it. The one school rule that needs to be changed is the lunches and everything about them because in order to be able to focus in school, you need the right amount of nutrition.
Did you know that school lunches have a great way for kids to eat healthy and get the nutrition, protein and vitamins that kids need to be healthy and proactive and use the energy that kids have built up inside their bodies to accomplish their goals that they have set for themselves?School lunches are a great way for kids to eat their vegetables and enjoy foods that are healthy but delicious at the same time.this is important because students/kids should make sure that their body have enough fat and protein to keep them both insulated and healthy.
The lunch bell sounds and students run to get an nutritious meal but, it's really not nutritious.
With obesity, especially among children, increasing in America, the topic of healthier school lunches is a big controversy. Schools all across the country are being forced to choose between healthy lunches and the students’ favorite lunches. Changing school menus is a bad idea. For some students, this could be the only meal he or she receives each day. This may also cause students to bring unhealthier food or skip lunch all together and substitute it with fast food.
School lunch: wWhat happened? Why are prisoners getting better food quality than students at our school? I am just another Jjunior form Webb City High School. During my enrollment here, I have encountered some problems with certain aspects of the school that aggravate me, as well as other students. While some students problems are caused by drama, are unreasonable, or do don't concern us, mine very much dose. This is now my third year at the high school and my opinion about the matter of school lunches has increased with intensity. I understand saving the school money is a good thing, but is it worth making students sit through a seven hour long day full of homework and stress and miserable from an empty stomach? Now, Webb City is known for strict guidelines and an old school set of rules unlike the surrounding schools, but the school could save money and please the students if it changed its policy of letting us dine out of the school, therefore they will save money and please the student body.