Should School Districts Use Organic Food In Meal Plans?
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Disclaimer: What I say in this debate does not reflect on my stance about this issue.
I argue that School Districts should not use Organic Food in their meal plans because, although the health benefits give students a nutrional diet, the expense of serving hypothetically hundreds of school children may seem a little unrealistic.
In American society where obesity is the largest cause of preventable death, unhealthy foods and quality-tasting foods become cheaper as the lesser quality-tasting though health beneficiary stacks it in it's favor. There simply isn't enough money, time until the foods possibly go bad, and of all, professional staff that can make both nutrious meals though still be appealing the school children.
The price of feeding hundreds of school children with half of a cup of organic fruit is certainly more feasible than feeding an entire school district with one organic fruit, and healthier for schoolchildren than continually feeding them one half cup of fruit with GMO's or pesticides.
The question I propose if, "Do schools have the money to give organic food to students?"
According to the United States Department of Education, in 2001, food services made up to 4% of the money spent per student in public schools. In 2011, that only raised up to 0.6% per student. You see, it's based on the philiosophy that more money for the important things means better quality even though around $2.85 per tax dollar is spent on education and jobs training.
Do I believe we need to put more money into education? Yes, but it comes at a price when our education system is designed on practically relying on students to have their own lunch. Also, we have been getting better with keeping our school lunches healthy.
In 2011, Michelle Obama created the Let's Move campaign in with it came dozens of food companies supporting her. Overall, it's an uphill climb, but schools aren't feeling content with keeping it this way as they're somewhat contributing to the American Obesity Epidemic.
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How much the U.S. spends on Education: http://1.usa.gov...
Let's Move: http://www.letsmove.gov...
Secondly I would like to mention once again that this infographic was done in 2012 AFTER Michelle Obama started the Let's Move Campaign. If this is an improvement, I would like to see what cafeteria lunches were like before Let's Move.
Finally, I would like to say that a school could send out a weekly form to fill out to determine who would be having "hot lunch" that week, and then produce that according amount of meals furthering the cost even less by only using maybe 13 to 15 organic fruits or vegetables. I conclude my section of the debate.
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