Purpose #3 What is the author’s intention 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.”
Is school lunch actually feeding America’s children? (1. Rhetorical Question) Today, many students are reporting that they are unsatisfied with their school’s lunch. Strict guidelines set for America’s schools control what exactly is going through cafeterias in order to maintain healthy and happy students. However, students are disappointed in these
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.'
The most essential part to the future success of America is the children of America, and their education level. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, “about fifteen million children in the united states, twenty-one percent of all children, live in families below the federal poverty threshold,” (www.nccp.org). Majority of these
Throughout high school, I challenged myself by taking Advanced Placement math and science courses, such as chemistry, physics, and calculus. These classes jump started my interest in pursuing a STEM related career. I also had the opportunity to take an Introduction into Engineering and an Engineering
Current school lunch policies ineffectively deliver nourishing lunches to students. As a result, a direct method of contact between the politicians and the future doctors, lawyers, and presidents should be established. To decrease food waste and to increase health should be the most significant goal of any lunch policies. The importance of lunches should be emphasised with a greater acknowledgement in Family and Consumer Science. While the meals consumed today seem insignificant, it affects the future cornerstone of American society and should be considered an essential
The student’s spending in school can sometimes be very strict and money doesn’t come very easily, and the temptation of the junk food at schools isn’t helping. Reporters from TIME state that although 1% of schools are dropping out of the National School Lunch program, kids aren’t buying the healthier options, which is the main cause of the school’s decision to drop out of the program. Although this affects the school in negative ways, it reduces the overall money spent by the student. Alexandra Sifferlin also states that after the program had gone into effect, the participation of buying healthy foods drop from 5% to 3% by the end of the year. It’s an important decision to make that decides the importance of student’s decision-making between
Did you know that in the 1990s, many school struck deals with fast food companies, including McDonald’s and Taco Bell, allowing them to sell their products in the cafeterias? In the article “Cafeteria Wars,” written by Rebecca Zissou, there are 2 perspectives on whether or not school lunches should be
In her presentation “what’s wrong with school lunches” Ann Copper (2007) stats that school lunches is a social justice issue. In the United Stats there are a series of problems in the food system . only few companies control the most of the commercially produced seeds in America, it makes people’s grocery choose lack. Also there are a lots of chemicals be used in animal husbandry, but government allow these kind thing happened. Further more many companies invested huge amount of money on advertising non-nutrient food, this will mislead our children on their food chooses. Moreover the thing is much more prisoners than farmers, so we do need import food from other countries. These kind things bring out very considerable consequences such as our
Parents should continue to support the school meal standards program that Michelle Obama, the first lady, has made a campaign for. Michelle Obama has devoted herself to this campaign and is not trying to do anything other than to help the health of students around the United States. Many schools are involved already, and it would be more effective and helpful if more parents got involved with the way their children eat and make choices at school everyday. Even though students will argue that the new food that is served for school lunches is gross, there are more factors that are more important and relevant to the purpose of this campaign.
All of the sweets and treats you remember from school lunches are now gone. The government now controls school lunches through The National School Lunch Act. This legislation provides school lunches, attributes to healthy lifestyles, puts strict boundaries on what is served, but ends up costing more money in the end.
as well as many other unhealthy things are allowed under the minimum policy. I attended school at Walters and can remember how bad the school lunches were. After discussing the policy it’s self I discussed how my own opinion about doing just the bare minimum when it comes to the health and nutrition of out children was not enough. Along with the minimum policy, there were also optional policy and the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. These policies were stated in the School Wellness Policy Model, and held school lunches at a much higher nutrition stander then the minimum policy did. My opinion on school meals was that Walters needed to adopt some of the optional policies, and started the HealthierUs School Challenge, which in turn would provide
Akemi got to school. The school fortunately gives breakfast to the students, but the food was unsatisfactory. That was an overstatement to the teachers, but why would they care when they either ate at home or brought their own breakfast. The same problem with the breakfast is present with the lunch. Akemi is happy he at least brings his own lunch. Other kids aren’t so lucky.
As my professor walked into my calculus class, I looked around and realized that I was in the minority. This is unusual for me. I am a white upper-middle-class girl, living in the state of Massachusetts. But on that Tuesday morning, I was one of five girls in a class
My development of interest for wanting to become an engineer started from the beginning. Ever since I was a little girl, I would take apart vacuum cleaners and toilets, always wanting to know how things worked. I remember that my favorite toy as a child, along with building with legos, was a large plastic truck that you could take apart with plastic tools. I would build and rebuild that truck for hours upon hours. My parents always encouraged me to do what I loved and allowed me to explore new things every day, and in turn influenced me to do what I loved. These hobbies, building with legos and taking things apart, that I developed at a young age to discover how things worked correlate strongly with my love and interest for engineering--especially mechanical engineering, i.e., the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines.