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  • They should !

    School lunches should be healthy because kids should eat healthy and being healthy is really good because then you don’t get sick. If you eat non-healthy food you’ll get fat and you won’t be fat. If you are fat you won’t feel good about yourself. According to the CDC less than 25% of teenagers don’t eat the 5 vegetables and fruits per day that we need. School lunches should have a variety of fruits and vegetables and that will help to not get fat. Most of the junk food that teenagers eat is from school lunches.
    To stay healthy it is good to eat salads, vegetables and fruit, some people say that fruit and vegetables are bad, but they are delicious and really healthy. If you eat healthy food you’ll feel really active and when I eat junk food it feels like it’s kind of gross.

  • Most of the time!

    I think that school lunches should be healthier than they are now because kids don’t always know what food is good for you and what is not. Also kids might want to eat a lot of junk food and the school should take some responsibility and prevent that from happening.

    Michelle Obama exclaimed that school lunches are way too unhealthy and that they need have to have less calories in them. She saw that children are eating way too much bread and other things that kids should not be eating a lot of at such a young age. “This could cause a lot of health problems,” she said.

    Scientists say that school lunches should be greener and I agree with that because this way kids will be in a much healthier condition. Kids can get diabetes and obesity which later can develop a lot if diseases. Also this way, kids teeth would be healthier too because if kids stop eating a lot of junk food than they would get less cavities. This could save parents some money and some time to not take their kids to the dentist.

    It is never a good feeling when kids are made fun of and have low self-esteem and that can occur when people eat too much junk food. In order to prevent these terrible feeling schools should have healthier food options. Schools should take action and help children who are getting made fun of and turn their frowns upside down.

  • Yes they should

    I would think school lunches should have options that are both healthy and unhealthy. If it was like that then people can decide what the should and shouldn’t eat. It isn’t the chef and teachers fault if a student decides to eat something unhealthy if there are healthy options to choose from. But obviously that hasn't worked because even though there are healthy options in school lunches, there are always people eating burgers, fries or pizza everyday, clearly students cant control whether they eat healthy food or unhealthy food, so I think there should be stricter rules on healthy eating or cafeterias might have to make everything healthy. If parents have a problem with what their kids are eating they should make them a packed lunch, its probably safer to take a packed lunch anyway because school lunches aren't always guaranteed to be healthy or safe. Experts say that in some schools there have been dead rodents near food, cockroaches crawling around the kitchens floors and dishwashers that don’t clean the trays and plates, it is disgusting that kids have to eat food made in these conditions. Lots of food is also processed or artificial, making it extremely unhealthy. Should kids really be eating this type of food?

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  • They need to be healthy

    Why school lunches should be healthy?
    The schools shouldn't allow the junk food because all schools in UK must feed children with healthy lunches and they always have balanced diet. A poor diet also has significant effects on children's behaviour, concentration and mood. Children with diets lacking in essential vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids tend to perform worse academically, cannot concentrate and are more aggressive. Found on site http://www.schoolfoodmatters.com/why-fresh-and-healthy-school-meals.html . Junk food diets are causing other health problems too. For example, type 2 diabetes - once known as "late onset" and traditionally found in the over 40s - is increasingly found in adolescents.
    That's doctor's opinion. Also your children become fatter from junk food and that is another reason why school lunches should be healthy. My opinion that schools need to have junk food and healthy food too because if once your child don't want something
    (she) he can have fries or burger. I think that we all need to have healthy food because junk food is very bad for you and you will be not that healthy as you want. And healthy food will give you lots of vitamins and you will be very healthy.
    Thank you.

  • Yes they should

    School meals should be healthy because they make children think better and in 2009 the Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity did a survey that proved healthy eating and nutrient intake increases children’s physical and mental state. It is better that they eat healthy food so they can stay fit than eat junk food and be obese.

    By eating healthy you consume carbohydrates, protein, vegetables, fruit, grains and dairy and all these food are good and important and help you grow strong bones and a strong body. Because the Brain develops when you are small then it would be good to start eating healthy at an early age. When you eat well then you feel better. If you eat at McDonalds you are probably going to get a stomach ache and feel bad . Many pages I read people say that it makes them feel better when you eat healthy because the the blood is flowing better and your endorphins are operating better.

  • Yes sometimes !

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  • I mean, not ALL the time.

    We can have unhealthy food OCCASIONALLY, but not all the time. I do not have much time, because i have to work on a healthy food in school project, but this link was on google; so I wanted to post my opinion here, So, bye!!!!!! (By the way, DATskipuppy is talking.)

  • It depends how you define healthy.

    To me healthy doesn't mean salad with whole grain pasta, it means NOT the processed garbage with grey meat and neon yellow goop they try to pass off as a cheeseburger. Healthy means a balanced meal, not a high-carb, low-protein, grain-based mess. A good example of a healthy and yummy lunch would be sautéed chicken breast with mixed berries, nuts, and raw lemon spinach (which is surprising kid-friendly.) Served with WATER not milk. What about the grains? Americans get plenty and I mean PLENTY of grains, and they should only be a small part of the diet anyways. And they can still serve pizza and whatnot as long as the cheese comes from milk, the sauce comes from a tomato, and the crust starts as a dough.

  • This shouldn't be a question

    Everyone keeps saying that a healthy lunch isn't balanced. But the whole point of something being healthy isn't to eat like a rabbit and live on fruits and vegetables. It IS keeping a balanced diet. At my school, a typical pizza lunch comes with a salad and milk. One extreme is only eating fat-free gluten free tofu wraps everyday, the other is having candy for lunch. A healthy lunch should be in-between, so that your diet is balanced and you stay healthy.

  • Support a better food culture

    What we eat as children will effect our perceptions of food for the rest of our lives. The school should make sure children get antiquate exposure to healthy fruits and vegetables. This dose not mean depriving children of the calories they need to grow and prosper, this means making sure they are exposed to a wide variety of foods, and learn what makes a healthy meal, and what foods contain necessary vitamins and nutrients.

  • No they should not ALWAYS be healthy

    I do not believe school lunches should ALWAYS be healthy. I think 2 days a week pizza or other treats should be served and there should be deserts also. The “healthy” lunches should actually be healthy and there should be meat I’M NOT A RABBIT. School lunches always being healthy just makes kids over exaggerate how good unhealthy food is so the minute they get out of school they start eating more unhealthily than they would have been. Also many schools that follow the “healthy” food system give disgusting food they cause kids to become seriously unhealthy because instead of eating the repulsive lunches they will find the foods they want, either from fast food places, vending machines or their friends. In Kentucky, one school official said students thought the healthy fare "tastes like vomit." Another quote in the article from David H. Freedman said, "Any time we try to get people to take a big push or force them into it, we can expect probably the majority of people to not want to make that leap." from time magazine: “According to new USDA data, students who eat a federally funded school lunch are likelier to be overweight than those who don’t.” In conclusion i think that children should be given a choice.

  • School lunch sucks.

    As a student I know that as time goes on any and all options that students do enjoy are replaced by these new healthy alternatives that no one likes. By the time kids reach high school you can't control their diet anymore. Even in middle school when students didn't like what was being served for lunch they just went and bought some kind of junk food from the vending machines and some didn't even eat at all.

  • Not all healthy!!!!!!!!!

    I believe that school lunches must not all be healthy, because a balanced diet is very important, or so the doctors say. I think that the unhealthy sections should not be taken away, but slightly restricted, because the more unhealthy things are usually more enjoyable than healthy ones, and if the unhealthy things are taken away, children may not eat at all, making learning harder. I believe that healthy food is important, but you always need a small amount of unhealthy things. As well as this argument, the ‘School Lunch’ program for some schools is unprofitable, because kids don’t buy healthy foods, which are now the large majority, therefore the schools are getting less income. This point of view was given to me by: http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/29/why-some-schools-are-saying-no-thanks-to-the-school-lunch-program/
    Many doctors say that everything is good in moderation, and ‘everything’ encompasses junk food, deserts and other ‘unhealthy foods’. Junk foods contain mainly sugars, oils and carbs. This is becoming more and more evident, as research in major universities and even just comments from parents is happening by the moment.
    I think school lunches should be restricted, but not completely turned to healthy foods. If children get too much junk food, they will be teased because of overweightness. On the other side, if everything is too healthy, children will begin to resent school.

  • No, not always!

    School lunches should be healthy, but a lot of schools think that a healthy lunch consists of meager portions with horrible tasting food slapped onto a tray.

    Compared with kids who brought lunch from home, those who ate school-prepared lunches were more likely to be overweight or obese (38.2% vs. 24.7%). Recent data shows that while an estimated 30.6 million US students eat school lunches, only 6% of school lunch programs meet the nutritional requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Although many school districts are improving their offerings, most are still loaded with fried foods, soda pop and foods that are high in fats and sugars. This shows that yes, school lunches need to be way more healthy. Many Chefs including Jamie Oliver believe that school lunches need to be healthier however, “they need to taste good too”. Healthy eating can have a positive impact on your life by leading to a more sustained elevated mood. According to Susan Biali, M.D., in "Psychology Today," a healthy lifestyle -- including a regular, healthy breakfast, balancing your lean protein consumption with whole-grain carbohydrates, getting enough folate and omega-3 fatty acids and cutting back on alcohol and simple sugars -- has been linked to an improved mood and may even help alleviate depression.

  • No not at all

    SHOULD SCHOOL LUNCHES ALWAYS BE HEALTHY?
    I think school lunches need to have a balance of good and bad because kids need to have a balanced diet.
    What would you rather eat?


    School lunches need to have a mix of healthy and unhealthy so they don’t get bored of what they eat. Children in a school in Minnesota go to school hungry and come home even hungrier. (Staribune) Some children say their food tastes like vomit. Children need good healthy, nutritious food that is fresh every let’s say two days. Children do not need to be fed food that taste terrible! Maybe the cooks should be trained more in some schools if the children are saying this! Should they? Health inspectors found a type of bacteria called pink scum, not good for the school having a bacteria in the freezers were the ice is kept! If the kids found out there is a bad bacteria in the food what would they do? What would happen to school if a health inspector found out?

  • Balanced diet !

    I think school lunches should not always be healthy. It is good to eat a variety of dishes. The school lunches could contain more healthy food, but otherwise it is alright. The body needs fats and sugars but not much of it. The lunches should offer a more healthy choice of meals. Maybe they could take the unhealthy dishes and make them more healthy. This is a action taken by most schools in the US. They have improved their lunches by making them more healthy. One more thing they could do is to make the healthy lunches more affordable. Many schools are dropping out of the program due to the high costs.
    If you eat too much unhealthy food, you are going to get overweight and not be fit. In most schools people make fun of overweight students. This makes them feel bad and embarrassed.

  • No they should not be healthy all the time.

    They should be healthy just not every day all the time. Maybe once a week they could have a pizza day or something but healthy all the time is just crazy. The lunches should also change so that kids don't have salad or rice every day of the school week. People like Michelle Obama have the right idea that schools should have more healthy lunches so kids can be strong and healthy. Although school lunches should be healthier a few unhealthy things should be allowed as not having for a while makes them taste better so they are more of a treat. And so much work goes into making the healthy food and when people waste a lot of effort that went into making it.

  • You need sugar!!

    School lunches should not always be healthy because our meals have to be balanced. When you go to the pediatrician they tell you to make sure you eat a balanced diet and a balanced diet is not always only healthy food. You need a little bit of everything. We need not just salad but carbohydrates and sugar because they give us energy, but you also need healthy food. When you are feeling bad or with no energy the best thing to eat would be some sugar. Also you could drink vitamin water because it has sugar in it, for example Powerade.
    It’s very bad if you eat a lot of junk food because your weight will increase and you will also be really fat, the problem with that is that you won’t feel good and people at school could also make fun of you.

  • You need sugar!!

    School lunches should not always be healthy because our meals have to be balanced. When you go to the pediatrician they tell you to make sure you eat a balanced diet and a balanced diet is not always only healthy food. You need a little bit of everything. We need not just salad but carbohydrates and sugar because they give us energy, but you also need healthy food. When you are feeling bad or with no energy the best thing to eat would be some sugar. Also you could drink vitamin water because it has sugar in it, for example Powerade.
    It’s very bad if you eat a lot of junk food because your weight will increase and you will also be really fat, the problem with that is that you won’t feel good and people at school could also make fun of you.

  • It should not

    School lunches should not always be healthy because our meals have to be balanced. When you go to the pediatrician they tell you to make sure you eat a balanced diet and a balanced diet is not always only healthy food. You need a little bit of everything. We need not just salad but carbohydrate and sugar because it gives us energy, but you also need healthy food. Also some people think that sugar has to never be in your diet but a little bit of sugar is always good .And if you do not have a balanced diet really bad things can happen not to mention lots of diseases which causes death . Not to mention if you don’t get a balanced diet you don’t have energy and you are sleepy and you can get bullied in school which makes you feel bad and that is why you need a balanced diet and not only healthy food.


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