The Food Chapter Summaries

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In the intro of the book they talk about how when you imagine talking about school lunches you don’t think of a very healthy meal, but it does not have to be like that. Instead of separating the people who get the free or reduce meal. They should all have been healthy and nutritional. She consternated more on the federal food programs. She talks about how at younger it doesn’t really matter about who gets the meal, but a certain age you realize when people get the reduce meal and often the kids don’t want other to know or they feel embarrassed about receiving it. They talk about how schools do not have a requirement on nutritional, but calories count, which does not mean much. It mentions how we need to act upon this problem now has gotten …show more content…
She talks about preparing the food before lunch time and how the kitchen also make food for school function to make a little more money. At lunch time she one the hardest thing is to serve the kids they were many people serving and had to make sure the kids were behaving. Also the cashier had to make sure not to embarrasses someone about what kind of meal they were receiving and had to make sure she was doing it right on the computer. The next day she served breakfast. There often not of people to help count and prepare the breakfast and that many of the students do not even want to take what is given to them because they do not like but often is force to take at least three things. Many teachers say its good that they are getting breakfast but it needs to be healthier. The author was worried about the nutritional value the kids were getting. When she asked about they said even if they offer more veggies and fruits the kids would not eat them. I liked how they talk about the school system computer because everyone solution is to make them just swipe their cards do people do not know, but in reality many school do not have the money to get the computer system into theory school. I think that it was great that the author went to the cafeteria and saw what happened first hand. I think we think that that being the cafeteria staff is not the hard part, but by reading …show more content…
It all started because kids would come to school hunger and not be able to do well in school. So they created programs that the federal government did not get involved until the Great Depression. At a point America was producing too much food so they gave to school fro kids and then the problem of having to much food went away. They did not realize how big of a problem this was until they gave food to schools. Once they realized that they needed to start they then knew that they had to extend the program to breakfast, after-school care and other after school activates. In the beginning of the school food programs the school decide who got the free/reduce meal instead of the government because of this they did not have enough lunches for the hunger children. The government then help and said they would give money back for free meals and reduce meals, after they set the line that decide what kind of meal you got the numbers of kids that need meals just kept increasing. Another problem they came upon was the amount of food they were putting in waste. To fix this problem they gave meal that the kids would enjoy more so there would be less waste. Which lead them to severing not that healthy food. The book then talks about how there are amount of money spend on the food programs kept increasing. To solve this problem, they lowered the eligibility to receive frees or reduce meals. Many

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