Obesity Has Been Plaguing America For Years Essay

1555 Words Mar 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Obesity has been plaguing America for years. Many measures have been taken to try and eradicate the high percentages of obese children; some have worked, some have not. One measure that has recently been tried is improving students’ school lunches. Despite the good intentions of Michelle Obama and Congress, the advances taken towards healthy school lunches have backtracked in many aspects. The latest drive towards the school lunch regulations have been backed by Michelle Obama. The effect of her campaign has been seen on social media through a “trend of photographing gross-looking cafeteria meals with the hashtag #thanksmichelleobama [that] highlights growing pains from new changes to school lunch menus nationwide” (Fischer). Students are now being fed distinctly different school food than in past years; it is different enough to the point that it has become unappetizing. This has led to outrage, hence the outbreak on social media. There has been no time for them to adjust because this food has been thrown full force into the new standards and regulations. Students, parents, and teachers alike have been advocating, “strong criticisms about unappetizing meals, wasted food, and financial strain on school districts” (Kelly and Stier). The unrest among school districts across the country have caused people to question Michelle Obama’s decisions and her act that passed through Congress called the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA). It has tacked on regulations that schools…

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