Not only do both of the reasons above prove and show great examples of why or why not schools really should or shouldn't let school cafeterias be transformed into fast food courts supplied by fast food companies, in the end it's the school's themselves who make the choices to change the foods that they supply. Therefore here are three examples at which they can use to see if there school is even ready to make the leap toward fast food companies supplying lunches. First the school will need to be sure students can afford the lunches,second make sure the school can afford it as well, and thirdly the schools will need to have make sure the students are willing to go along with it. Although there is several more steps in which changing to a fast
Many of the students that eat school lunch believe that it is not very good. They believe that we need better food. The school claims that the food is healthy, but according to most of the students that go here the lunch is terrible. The school thinks that we need to eat healthier at school. They are trying to make food healthy and not looking into the details, so they are still very unhealthy. For example one food may be low in calories but high in sodium. As a school we need to come up with a better solution to this problem.
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.
Everyone loves the idea of a government that truly cares about him or her. Especially a government that would go so far as to layout a healthy diet plan to insure the health of your children and to battle childhood obesity. It is great that the government is concerned about adolescent obesity and the nutrition students receive at school. However, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Food and Nutrition Guidelines provide more problems for schools and they need to be eradicated, as well as repealing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Imagine going back to childhood and sitting in a school cafeteria during lunchtime. The room is filled with a thunderous roar as all the children laugh and discuss the plans of attack for the impending recess. Fluorescent lights cast a pale greenish glow amongst the young faces as they walk about the aisles looking for the perfect seat, while rows of tables are occupied with the eager students waiting to devour the food in front of them. Aromas of all the food waft through the air, invoking the hungry stomachs to growl with anticipation. Trays are filled with the typical lunch favorites including chicken nuggets, French fries, and a fruit cup with a good variety; however, the best are the small, pink cherries. The beverage of choice to
Assignment #3: School lunches: Should they be reformed? Introduction 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.'
needed to combat the rise. The school lunch nutritional standards were put in place with the National School Lunch Act of 1946 as part of a group of requirements to be met by states before they would be
How would you like it if the lunch lines weren’t so full but your students all had a filled stomach? Well I honestly believe that if you gave only 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to leave campus for lunch and it would make everyone’s
The health of students should be considered one of the most important issues in education. However, as of 2012, the Center for Disease Control calculated that over one third of children and adolescents were either overweight or obese. Not only does obesity cause physical health problems, but can also affect the academic performance of students. Over the past few years, Americans have been working together to find solutions for this problem.
Lunchtime Ring. Ring. Ring. The twelve o’clock bell sounds for lunch. Hundreds of thousands of students around the United States of America rush from their classes to the school cafeteria. Children and teenagers ranging from grades K-12 grab a lunch tray and jump in line. The food that these students get
"Nutrition." World Book. 2002 ed. Vol. 14. Chicago: Scott, 1947. Print. Minden, Cecilia. Lunch by the Numbers. 2008 ed. United States of America, 2008. 28. Print.
There are lots of problems with the public school systems in America. One of the more important issues is the school lunches. There are lots of problems inside this one problem. To start, dog food is more appealing than what they serve. The food is also not very nutritious, and in this country that is a big issue. America has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the world. If kids had healthier lunches there is a chance that they will not be so fat. One of the reasons that the food is not very nutritious is because it is highly processed. The food would be so much better if it was fresh food. It does not take a very smart person to understand that fresh food is better than chemicals. In countries where the obesity rate is lower, their
In addition to Balko's claims, Carol Ann Marples and Diana-Marie Spillman conducted a survey for high school students. Due to the lack of participation, the students were asked what their attitude were toward school lunches. The article states, "The quality and variety of foods offered were significant factors affecting the students' decision to participate" (Marples and Spillman). Marples and Spillman's point is that the students are less likely to purchase low-quality foods. Another constraining factor is the variety of foods the school's cafeteria provides. These factors conclude that our spending to "manipulating the array of food options" (467) is unnecessary since students are choosing to not participate.
"Tick tock, tick tock. It is 20 minutes until lunch but I am starving!" Some days in high school I would have lunch at 11:00 a.m., or the next day it would be 1:20 p.m.. I would be starving. When I should have been paying attention to class I was not because I was more focused on how hungry I was and how long it was until it was time to eat. Yet, when getting to lunch, the meals seems to not have enough to fill my stomach up or it was so gross I did not even dare to take a second bite. People are misinformed on school lunches due to the fact they do not know what is being served or why exactly what is being served is being served. Not eating and eating too much of the wrong stuff are all problems of childhood hunger. Recently when students go to lunch their meals are being based off of Children Nutrition Programs or a different type of health related program.
According to Harper and Wells (2007) many countries in Europe long ago tried to introduce and implement SFPs to poor and hungry children such that countries like Germany provided meals mainly made up of soup and potatoes and later expanded the program to other countries such as Scotland, France and England.. They elaborated on how England also introduced the SFPs especially to malnourished people and how the London Board and other private organizations with support from Salvation Army helped in its expansion.