Students have complained for years that the food at Priory was unhealthy and unappetizing. Even after the administration claimed that the school improved the meals, the quality worsened. Every day, a new concoction emerged from the Priory kitchen, only to disappoint hungry students and faculty. These concoctions included greasy pizza, Caesar wraps with a red sauce that seemed to have something swimming in it, and various types of Mexican food. Nonetheless, half of the students ran for the salad bar, not even bothering to look into the kitchen.
A typical first-year college student, as described from research at OSU, often skip meals and lacks the recommended amount of fruit and vegetable intake ("News and Research Communications," 2011). Often students are too busy with their schoolwork to sit down and have a proper meal, and causing them to lean towards the “easy foods”, which is often ramen. Either college students go for the easy option, which is often ramen, or they are constantly eating the wrong type of foods. However, not only are college students doing this but so are many other people, thus creating our horrible culture of eating industrialized foods. I have friends who are in different completely different from Denison.
Gruel?” School lunches have a history of a reputation of tasting bad. Quality of food has always been suspect. Now, with the dramatic rise of childhood obesity and food-related environmental concerns has led to a focus on school lunches both in terms of the quality of meals served and the educating about food systems, choices, and the impact on health. Most foods are not made on site. They are prepackaged and cooked in a 3rd party distribution site and shipped to the schools daily or weekly.
Do you like eating lunch everyday during the week? If not, there's a chance you don't pack your lunch. Whenever, you ever feel starved, there is another option. You can pay several extra dollars for chips or ice cream! Even at home, a lot of children don't have a diet that includes essential vitamins.
Many parents of the students at these schools were outraged to find out that their healthy, homemade lunches were being replaced by the schools gluten-filled meals. According to James Joyner of Outside The Beltway a preschooler had gotten her bagged lunch taken away because an official at her school labeled it as “unhealthy”. The young girls lunch consisted of a turkey & cheese sandwich, a banana, chips, and an apple juice pouch. Her lunch was said to not have “met the USDA guidelines”. USDA guidelines state that lunches (whether they’re brought from home or supplied by the school) must include one serving of the following: grain, milk(dairy), meat(protein), and either a fruit or vegetable.
Some school cafeterias are striving to offer students better lunch options in terms of both nutrition and taste. Do you think eating cafeteria food is unhealthy for you? Nearly 20 percent of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with obesity. Some of the blame for this comes from cafeteria food and a lack of exercise. Every day millions of students around the world eat lunch that is served at school.
Students can always get burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, pizza, salad, and some sort of pasta in Stetson East. Stetson West, a dining hall only open on week days, offers brick oven pizza and stir-fry daily. In both dining halls an assortment of high in sugar cereals are always offered along with a selection of dessert, ice cream, soda, juice, milk, and coffee. After constantly eating in the dining halls many students become disgruntled with the monotony of the food selection. “When I first got here I though the caf was awesome but a... ... middle of paper ... ...bulk when I can,” says Carter “when I [have access] to a car.
The answer is yes. Michelle Obama has a campaign called “Let’s Move” which, “stresses the importance of healthy school meals because many children consume at least half of their daily calories at school” (Dickey 1). Although schools are not expected to solve the childhood obesity problem, it still is a major factor (Paulson 2). Not only do students need a nutritional meal to keep them healthy, but also to help them stay ... ... middle of paper ... ... or pizza pockets can now be switched with freshly grilled hamburgers from local cattle. Dickey reports the reason school lunches are stressed to be healthy is because, “many children consume at least half of their daily calories at school” (1).
Sets up the students to the risk of starving since they have nothing else to eat. If they do take a lunch, there’s not hardly anything on their trays. Portion sizes are continuing to decrease and may seem like every school year it becomes worse. With all of the schools serving a healthier meal course for lunch should have been thought out a lot out more. So far none of this has worked out for anyone’s parents and students are not happy that there better off packing a lunch.
The National School Lunch Program has set standards on what school lunch should be like, but these standards are rarely met by schools (Curtis). Furthermore, this only applies to the school lunch being prepared, and not for everything being sold; cookies, candy, and chips don't have any requirements. The food that is served has been preserved with large amounts of sodium and frozen in order for it to be stored for months before use, which is very unhealthy. The meat being imported doesn't even meet popular fast food companies' standards, and because of this, it's been concluded that school lunches are actually less healthy than fast food. Companies such as Sodexo ship large quantities of food to schools all over the country.