Is Michelle Obama's "healthy" plan in schools actually healthy, or even helpful?
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The menu consists of an alternating main dish, ranging from country-fried steak to pizza, and your choice of a fruit/vegetable side, ranging from apple sauce to fresh fruit to frozen fruit juice cups. Sometimes whole-grain cookies are offered, but they're hardly enjoyable. However, a salad bar and yogurt line are offered alternatively. As is a baked potato line. These offer not only flavorful, but healthy lunches at the same price as the normal lunch line.
Michael Obama's movement has not only increased the healthy options in lunch lines, but has also introduced some new, and possibly even better, options that are normally not offered to students.
School nutrition directors say the rules have proved to be costly and restrictive. House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from the meal standards". These are how most people experience their lunch, cardboard dipped in grease=pizza. Mushy shredded goo=chicken nuggets? Maybe YOUR high school has decent food, but everyone else, nope. It has even become a legislature problem! And I KNOW that Missouri has some very bad lunches and breakfasts such as fort zumwalt elementary, where my grandmother works as a lunch lady, and she tells us about how bad it is. Thank you for reading my argument and sorry it was do late.
School lunches have never been favorable, unless you attended a private school with surplus funds. Many school get their products from the company Tyson. Tyson provides these schools with the frozen meats that they serve, and some vegetables and fruits. As our society adapts to this healthy movement, new forms of healthy foods are forming around the market. Many schools are already taking advantage of some of these options, such as the fruit juice mentioned in my previous argument.
As for my opponent's headline, there was no source credited and thus I will not put the effort into arguing against it. The healthy food options that schools can choose from are also not in control by the government, but rather corporate America food industries. An article on The Huffington Post website not only supports this, but rather supports the very fact that these healthy lunches are working. (Huffington Post, The Blog. "Don't Let Food Industry Stir the Pot.")
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