Persuasive Essay About School Food

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Sitting in class, stomach rumbling, time is ticking, and finally the bell rings. Everyone in class immediately rushes out of classroom and lines up for lunch and recess. Students are able to relax with their friends over their meal, giving them an energy boost to carry on with the rest of the school day. But have students actually take the time to examine what they are eating? Today in American society, there are many students who are or becoming overweight due to the food that is provided for students at school. Out of the three meals of the day, students make their own choices on what they eat during their lunch time. School meals are provided with a great quantity of sugar and saturated fat, which is the reason why there is such a great …show more content…
Because students do not realize how much unhealthy food can affect the human body, the supervision of the staff of school members can contribute to the choices of student’s selection of food. In Morgan Spurlock’s article, A Lunchroom Named Desire, he mentions that "Now, it 's no surprise that adolescents choose pizza, fries, and candy. If you were a kid, which would you choose? That 's why kids need adults to supervise how they eat. (Spurlock 86)." Spurlock states that students, especially the young elementary students, need to be supervised by both their parents and teachers in order for them to make the right food choices because their choices can be carried out in their growing years. At home parents are in control of what their children are eating, but when it comes to snack time and lunch time at school students make their own choices on what they are going to eat. The guidance of eating healthy also influences students eating habits. In the article, Eating at School: How the National School Lunch Program Affects Children 's Diets, written by Phillip Gleason: School-based programs can play an important role in promoting lifelong healthy eating. Because dietary factors contribute substantially to the burden of preventable illness and premature death in the United States, the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives encourage schools to provide nutrition education from preschool through 12th grade.

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