Many school cafeterias offer food no more nutritious than a fast food chain dear earthtalk: i hear that many school cafeterias have nutrition standards no better—even worse—than those of fast. Why school cafeterias are dishing out fast food july 17, 2013 by mr shinn (ca) first article from the erwc course of the same name and from the first week of our 8th grade ela summer session/academy. A recent usa today investigation found that the nation's largest fast-food chains have higher quality and safety standards for the meat they use than what the us department of agriculture has for the meat used for the national school lunch program, which is served to 31 million students a day. Why school cafeterias are dishing out fast food: it is wonderful that the usda has theses standards out, but how much are they are being followed or if the food being offered in schools is even healthy.
With many school cafeterias serving hundreds or even thousands of children lunch each day, it's not wonder that some kids don't like the offerings not every child likes the same foods, and even when an alternative is offered, this can be difficult to work around. To reduce waste and bring back students who have opted to pack a lunch or, in the case of high school students, go off campus for fast food, his district's cafeterias have installed stir-fry. Serving fast food in schools helps to offset the cost of offering free and reduced-price lunches to students, a major advantage for cafeteria managers.
Junk food should not be banned in school for many reasons first of all the school district will lose money, not a lot of money, but right now schools need that money secondly, students need to learn how to make their own choices. No fast food it is bad for u children don't know what they eating, they know it taste oh so good but they don't know crap let's put a mcdonald's in a school. A lot of fast food chains now offer salads or vegetarian food choices to cater for those who are health conscious this means that you can eat healthy food even when you're in a hurry to get to school or the office.
Cafeteria food in schools ariana rodriguez english 1301-102 professor lewis december 1, 2010 cafeteria food in schools for many years people tend to worry about health and how it affects their children. Therefore, children who eat fast food items offered in school cafeterias instead of fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains generally don't get the nutrients they need 7 ever since schools started serving fast food lunches, the lines have gotten longer. The usda's standards for meat sent to schools exceed minimum standards for meat sold at supermarkets, but fast food restaurants have raised the bar when it comes to quality control, the report notes. There are two major trends that have influenced schools to seek out local food for their cafeterias the first trend is the increase in obesity in north american youth the second is the increasing amount of unhealthy food and drinks (eg, junk food vending machines, fast-food outlets) available in schools.
Two suggestions: if healthy options are not available in your school, get in the habit of packing a healthy lunch for your child and boycott the cafeteria's fast foods then, reach out to local, state and national elected officials and demand better nutrition in your school. School cafeterias and vending machines will become more fat- and sugar-free in effort to battle bulge. Now that many schools have stopped selling sodas and other unhealthy vending machine items to their students, improving the nutritional quality of cafeteria school lunches is on the agenda of many parents and school administrators and luckily for the environment, healthier food usually means.
Students in public schools are eating healthier cafeteria meals made from an increasing array of locally sourced food, according to new federal data from the us department of agriculture the. Why school cafeterias are dishing out fast foodwhy school cafeterias are dishing out fast food np, 21 oct 2013 web 01 oct 2015 students want more fast food in school cafeterias : nutrition: restricted to campus at lunchtime, youths.
Fast food should not be in school fast food should not be in school because kids will gain more weight and become more than just obese we have to make kids eat more healthy. School officials agreed to introduce fast food at the high schools after deciding last year that students should stay on campus during the school day to ensure their safety but the plan has left a bad taste in the mouths of cafeteria workers. School lunches: fast food bese suggests students and teachers have 30 minute lunch periods in a busy cafeteria, one class running off schedule, one mishap in the line, or one student.