Hunger Free Kids Act Research Paper

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With the help of her husband, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama created and passed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act was put in place by the Obama’s to regulate the amount of salt, sugar, fat in different types of food that the schools on their program feeds the students. Today this is known as the national school lunch program. The national school lunch program supplies the food and regulates what the schools serve the students. The HHFKA was passed and intended to decrease the rate of childhood obesity,which could in the long run lead to adult obesity. Before the HHFKA was passed the schools were either on their own program or a company 's program. Schools before were not regulated to …show more content…
Which were for the kids that could not afford the lunch and or the kids who did not like the lunch. There is a new standard requiring schools to not serve PB&J sandwiches. This is because of the allergies and the unhealthiness. The major problem with this is that because they stopped serving a food that most people like. Middle school and high school students have opted for buying more and more from vending machines and buying food off campus and bringing it back.
Another the problem with this program is not that people care that it is healthy, but the food is unappetizing and this has led to food waste. Students have chosen to eat the better tasting parts of the lunch and throw away the fruits and vegetables. Again if you look at the whole purpose of the plan it is to cut portion sizes, limit calories, salt and other seasonings and add more fruits and vegetables. The fruit and vegetables is supposed to make up for the salt and other calories taken
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The HHFKA was passed in 2010 and could be ended by the end of this year or beginning of next. As we have a republican majority who opposes the president’s act it looks to be as it is going to expire. It is totally your opinion to say if you think that the HHFKA was a fail or a success, but if you really look at the facts. Kids were eating all or most of their food before the HHFKA was put in place. The HHFKA actually downsized vegetable and fruit portions. The average used to be 2 cups per plate it is now regulation to have 1 cup. They took out sweets and cut portion sizes in half, but you should look at it his way. More food that’s good for you or less food that’s good for you and being hungry earlier and or snacking on more food or eating more later if you would of ate more earlier. The NSLP serve over 100,000 schools a day with a total a little over 30,000,000. Ever since the reinitialization of the program in 2010 the number of students buying the food has declined 1,000,000 students. That number does not include the students who buy it and throw it away because they are forced to buy it. The NSLP has drastically reduced portion sizes for the people that really do need them. Every year the amount of schools in the program goes down. Because the school can not afford to use the program. One thing a lot of people don 't

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