School Issues

Food Policy Fight: What is Best for School Lunch?

Abstract:

School lunches are vastly different in countries around the world. Some schools provide more or less nutritious foods, and some do not require kids to pay.

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Source:

Washington Post, Adapted by NewsELA

Author:

Vicky Hallett

Published:

11/6/2019

Why School Lunches are Unhealthy and 10 Ways You Can Take Action to Improve Them

Abstract:

School lunches are not as healthy as they need to be to support students and their learning because they are made as cheaply as possible. There are ways that you can take action in your community to improve school lunches.

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Source:

Food Revolution Network

Author:

Lindsay Oberst

Published:

8/29/2018

Lessons from the Lunchroom: Childhood Obesity, School Lunch, and the Way to a Healthier Future

Abstract:

Unhealthy school lunches contribute to childhood obesity. Childhood obesity rates are on the rise and can lead to health problems, so schools should set stronger standards for healthy lunches and increase funding.

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Source:

Union of Concerned Scientists

Published:

February 19th, 2015

What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom?

Abstract:

When students are able to customize their meals and have a say in what they eat, they are more likely to make healthy choices. Food served at school shouldn’t just be nutritious; it should also taste good.

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Source:

New York Times

Author:

Anahad O’Connor

Published:

4/14/2020

Public Schools Face the Rising Costs of Serving Lunch

Abstract:

The government is making school lunches more nutritious, but this also makes them more expensive. School districts may have to raise prices for families above the cutoff line for reduced-price lunches.

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Source:

New York Times

Author:

Fernanda Santos

Published:

9/19/2011

School Food Shapes Learning and Health – and Our Food System

Abstract:

The Healthy Schools Campaign fights for healthy school lunches that fuel learning. When children eat healthy lunches at school, their taste buds change and this will make them healthier eaters as adults.

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Source:

Healthy Schools Campaign

Published:

2020

School Lunches Linked to Kids’ Obesity

Abstract:

More than a third of middle schoolers that regularly eat school lunches are obese. In a study of more than 1,000 middle school students, researchers found that kids that eat school lunches are less likely to eat enough fruits and vegetables and more likely to be overweight or obese.

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Source:

WebMD

Author:

Charlene Santos

Published:

3/15/2010

Serving Water With School Lunches Would Reduce Childhood Obesity

Abstract:

In a study from the University of Illinois, researchers expanded the availability of water for students at lunchtime. Students reduced their consumption of sugary beverages and were less likely to be overweight.

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Source:

Healthline

Author:

Elizabeth Pratt

Published:

11/21/2017

How Students Would Improve Their School Lunches

Abstract:

School lunches have not changed over the past few decades, even though what we know about nutrition has changed. Students are rushed to make quick decisions about what to eat in order to rush through eating and get to play.

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Source:

Mindshift Podcast

Author:

Kat

Published:

10/1/2019

Study: School Lunch and TV Time Linked With Childhood Obesity

Abstract:

Eating school lunches is correlated with childhood obesity. Schools should teach healthy behaviors, like eating fruits and vegetables and reducing sugary drinks.

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Source:

Michigan Medicine

Published:

8/11/2013