Speech About Healthy Canteen

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I am writing to you on behalf of me and my fellow grade nine students at Tiller Junior High School who help operate the canteen. It has been brought to my attention that there is a vast selection of unhealthy snacks. I would like to help everyone stay healthy and fit. I have done some research and gathered information for you on healthy eating in school, as well as a program to introduce to help kids stay physically and mentally healthy. It is ironic how our technology has gotten a lot better; you would think the foods produced these days would be healthier! Not so much. The fact is that our technology has allowed us to produce food quickly, taste well, but in most cases be lacking of the vital nutrients our bodies need. Millions of adults strive each day to eat healthier and stay active, but children between the ages of 6-to-16-years old aren 't as concerned about their health. I understand that team sports are available…show more content…
We call it the “Happy Healthy Canteen Program” or HHCP. It will be funded by school activities such as a Bike-a-thon and money raised by the school council. We want to start running sessions about how to choose the healthy option and how it will have positive long-term effects on us. We also would like pupils who are choosing snacks from the canteen to start changing to the healthier options. Healthy decisions can be influenced by putting up posters around the school, glamorizing healthy foods making them more appealing to the students rather than junk foods and also show some harsh realities caused by over consumption of junk foods. We encourage canteen vendors to cut down fat, sugar and salt and serve whole-grains, fruit and vegetables in the meals; and serve healthy set meals. I think it 's important for schools to provide the nutritional information for foods that are served. These healthy snack options should incorporate at least one food from the main food

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