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These numbers are consistent with the Mayo Clinic’s recommendations ( Kuczynski-Brown). The main goal of cutting calories and taking away junk food, was to insure that kids are getting served a healthy lunch. At each lunch, schools must still provide a cup of fruit, a cup of vegetables, two servings of grains, two ounces of dairy, and a cup of fluid milk, so that students can get their needed vitamins and nutrients (Anonymous) . They are also wanting more local farmers to be involved, and give more of the food they grow to the school. At the high school I went to, we built a green house, and planted a garden to give us some local grown food.
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 districts would receive for their participation.
Afterschool snacks are provided to children on the same income basis as lunches, but programs that are in areas where at least 50 percent of students get free or reduce lunches, can serve all snacks free (“School Meals”, 2012). An added benefit is that of 2014 school lunches are proved to be healthier than lunches brought from home. This research was done by professor of
Define the topic (what it is, why it is important, who is affected, etc); 1000 words The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman. The federally assisted meal program was established as a "measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities." It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day as the USDA administers the program at the Federal level. At the state level, state education or agricultural agencies administer the program through agreements with school food authorities. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals.
14 Sep. 1998: 1-3. Stedman, Lawrence. “Respecting the Evidence: The Achievement Crisis Remains Real.” Education Policy Analysis Archives. 4 April 1996: 1-35. “USDA Pilot Project to Offer Free Breakfast to School Children.” Amercian School Food Service Association.
The United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA), prioritizes school breakfast (Coles, 2000). The School Breakfast Program was just introduced in 1966. When introduced, the program was a temporary measure through the Child Nutrition Act of 1966. The basis for the implementation of this program was to accommodate children in areas where they had long bus rides to school and in areas where many mothers were in the work force. Much of the research examining the federally sponsored USDA breakfast program shows that the benefits of participation greatly outweigh the drawbacks.