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.
Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern within the United States. This is mainly due to children not getting the require nutrition that they need. Although study show that there is a decrease in obesity in children, it still remains at an all-time high. Children are failing to eat as healthy as they should, and it has become an even bigger problem now that they aren’t getting the require amount of food in their diets. The USDA made a decision a couple of years ago to reduce the amount of food given to children while they are at school. This hurts them tremendously, because the majority of the food they eat comes from being at school all day. The other half lies on the parents when they go home and eat dinner. It is very important for children to eat healthy and eat the required amount of food according to various dietary guidelines. First Lady Michelle Obama has started a new campaign to help kids and parents combat obesity in children. One thing that the campaign has placed emphases on is getting healthier food within school. Although they are getting healthier foods in school they are beginning to change the proportion they are giving students. Through the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign students should be giving healthier foods and also be allowed to have the correct proportion to help them maintain a healthy diet.
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.”
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.
The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded meal program operating in over 100,000 public. It provides nutritionally balanced, low‐cost or free lunches to more than 31 million children each school day in 2012 based on the child's household income (USDA). The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service at the Federal level and by a State education agency at the state level. We will be looking at the statistics of the National Lunch Program for five local schools, and compare the number of students enrolled in the districts and the percentage that are receiving free or discounted meals at school. Additionally, the requirements to be eligible to participate in the program, as well as the reimbursement the school
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
During an average school day, most schools will provide a lunch for their students. After concern that school lunches were helping contribute to the obesity epidemic, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) began to regulate school lunches. “The Obama administration’s new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law last December, sets aside $4.5 billion over 10 years to fund school lunches and child nutrition programs; it requires school lunch programs to double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in each meal, reduce calories and expand access to drinking water during meal time. With 31 million children receiving school lunches and 20% of all U.S. children suffering from obesity, the measure should help to improve the food
National school lunch programs in California are poor in quality when it comes to the nourishment of our bodies,leaving behind the vitamins and nutrients children and adolescents need in a meal.The investment in school lunches is crudely frail,instead of feeding our children healthier choices we resemble a fast food portion of food. It is comparatively as if one was eating any type of food served in a fast food place, equivalencing the same amount of calories.This happens in most public schools in California not primarily just in Granite Hills High school, although private schools seem to have healthier and a variety meal choices rather than public schools.For this purpose,we should strive to improve better lunch programs quality and not quantity.We
Calories, obesity, epidemic―these words flash through daily conversion like wildfire. The American public today is severely concerned with the nation’s growing health problem, as they should be. Recently, the nation’s school lunches have had major renovations due to the alarming increase in childhood obesity. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has set out to fix the problems concerning nutrition in school lunches. Because the National School Lunch Program is required to follow the most current version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), school lunches are undergoing massive reform at the cost of students.
Should changes be made to the regulations for the foods that are served in public schools? This can be a very controversial question to most people; children with obesity, parents who do not care and for who does care about the health of the children and teachers who only wants what is best for the benefit of the children. This paper will attempt to explain and convince the unknown of why it is very important for our public schools to have a healthy eating curriculum for the children that attends there. If society can find a way to come together for the children of the community to fight to have healthier foods in the community, come together and provide counsel to the children of what healthy eating is all about. This paper will
There needs to be some sort of regulation imposed on school lunches, in order to fight the growing obesity epidemic. Many people disagree with this statement, and have their own thoughts on the matter. The National School Lunch Act was passed in 1946 by President Harry Truman. All over the country, school districts joined lunch programs designed to feed children at free or reduced prices. In doing so, school districts had to follow specific guidelines that these programs required. Over the years, these standards have changed increasingly in order to provide children optimal nutrition. While many districts have fully taken advantage and successfully made the turn for the better, others struggle or are taking a little more time in
Federally-funded school meal programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), serve an average of 31.3 million lunches and 11.1 million breakfasts per day at a cost to the country of $11.1 billion in 2011 (Food & Nutrition Services, 2012). These federally-funded meals are an excellent opportunity for regulation of nutrition as well as education regarding healthy choices. Obesity is clearly a great threat to the health of our nation, and the federal government must step in to defend its citizens against this growing threat. Children are at the mercy of their families, their social conditions, and their schools, predisposing them to obesity through poor nutritional options and a lack of education; the federal government must intervene through regulation of school meals and snacks to protect children from the abundance of unhealthy options while also educating them and reducing childhood obesity.
You must of heard education is the key to success. Well, that’s very true, but how will kids achieve that education when they are receiving poor lunches at school? If there could could be one significant change in the public education system, it should be the lunch students receive. Students receive poor lunches at school. When students receive these poor lunches they end up not eating, causing them to starve the rest of the school day. This takes their minds off in class because they are just so hungry, causing them not to do work, and falling behind. Also, when students don’t eat, their health gets bad, causing them to lose weight, get dizzy, etc. When Kids have these poor health's they tend to miss school,
In 2004, Mrs. Obama implemented a plan to help students with balanced meals at school. Mrs. Obama’s plan for healthy included how it helped with stronger academics, promoting healthy eating in communities and eliminating obesity. Even though Mrs. Obama no longer resides at the White House, it is still important for students to heave balanced meals. Just like in 2004 the people still have the need to eat healthy for stronger academics, promoting healthier eating in communities, and hopefully find the end to obesity. Although most schools have already implemented balanced lunch meals at school, it is important to keep the meals in Canada and the United States because the meals help to keep the students proportional.
Business today must have some sort of marketing in their corporate strategy because it is a very vital part of the corporate plan. They say the Marketing is a business philosophy, and for the business to survive the customers wants and needs must be met, and that is not just a job for the marketing department. Granted the role of Marketing is a separate entity from the rest of the jobs within the company however Drucker (2013) states that “This just cannot be left solely to the marketing department”. (Drucker, 2013)