People claim the the regulations on school lunches are a good thing. That trying to promote healthy eating or that its not that bad. I would have to disagree with all of that. The rules on what schools can serve their students are rather awful…
The lunches are that bad if not worst in schools anymore including the one I went to and my siblings still are. It got to the point where I stopped eating it all together ,because I was getting sick from it. My sister is now packing a lunch because of the same problem.
There’s also the fact if you happen to be allergic to wheat products or have any other food allergy, chances are you aren’t going to be able to eat the food anyway. Using the my old school as example again-they have those with allergies on file. However, they insist on them packing a lunch even when the family can prove that they can’t afford to do so or recently try to force students to eat it.
Nor is what they serve healthy. A good portion of it is canned and the fresh fruit and vegetables are often poor in quality or at times rotten. The milk is sub par as well. In spite of the rules against salt, the ham is generally extremely salty and barely edible. Then things like hamburger patties tend to be hard as rocks.
Then there’s the portion sizes which always seemed to get smaller. Students often leave or go home still feeling hungry because they aren’t getting enough food. Everyday I would and will hear my sibling complain about being hungry or that the food is awful or simply a waste. Honestly, it is a waste as a large amount is just thrown out.
It also seems to me to be counterproductive in teaching healthy eating habits or to get people to eat healthier. If anything it seems to be promoting the idea of starving yourself to maintain your weight. Which last I checked is not healthy.
Instead of limiting and controlling school lunch; how about teaching people how to eat healthy and the facts about poor diet. While your at it about food allergies and what to do should someone has a reaction.
Or are a number of you happy with what has become of school lunches. That this is what many children and teenagers are being given and told they have to eat even if it will make them sick. Really, is this the way the movement has decided to encourage eating healthy?
If it is you’re a far cry from what it takes to truly teach and encourage healthy habits ,yet alone eating habits.