The Importance Of Cultural Preferences In Schools

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It 's a new school year and you’re going to lunch.You enter the line, get your milk, and then go to get your food.You order pizza and when you get it, you realize the pizza looks different from last year. You then see the cooked green beans; you skip over that and go to check out. The lunch lady tells you that you have to take a fruit or vegetable so you take an apple. You then go sit with your friends at your table, and you bite into the pizza and realize it tastes horrible and immediately throw it out in the trash near you. Then, you try everything else and realize those too taste horrible; you then call your mom and ask her to bring you food from a local restaurant. In 2010 the USDA announced the school nutrition laws that today we have(Healthy Hunger-Free …show more content…
Children will throw food out because of the taste, or just the fact they have to take a fruit or vegetable. “School can’t change cultural preferences ,” Graham added. “And with sky-high produce costs, we simply cannot afford to feed our trash cans”(Hamburger). This shows that some students have cultural preferences and if schools change the food those kids will either not eat it or just throw it out because they like the stuff they’re used to and they won’t eat it. Julie Kelly and Jeff Stier observe that, “Even though lunches are free they are so unappetizing thanks to the new nutrition standards that much food is thrown away”(Kelly and Stier). This proves that kids don’t like the taste of the fruit or vegetable so they throw it out in the garbage.Stacy Teicher Khadaroo believes that, “Too many kids who are forced to take a fruit or vegetable with their meal are junking the healthier fare

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