Was the Lunch Program a Lost Cause?


Did the government think that putting a restriction on student lunches would help with the bad health decisions many people have been making? As a high school student, I’ve felt that this program became a waste. This program was meant to make the country become healthier, but in reality, kids didn’t even eat the healthy foods they were given. In 2010, Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed. It required schools to provide healthier foods, two fruits, or a vegetable.President Barack Obama signed the Act into effect as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

I personally talked to the cafeteria ladies at our school. Pictured above, Jodi Niese said, “That this program became a waste not necessarily because of the money, but from the waste of the food that was being thrown away.” I think that since public schools are run by a Local and State government, that the Federal government shouldn’t be involved in those affairs. Seeing how much fruit and vegetables are thrown away each day in our own school’s trash cans is terrible considering that students are paying the bigger price for meals due to this.

By: Emma Niese

Short URL: http://voice.lp.noacsc.org/?p=15303

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