Dear Board of Education,
Did you know that one in three kids in Ockerman Middle School is overweight or obese? In order for your students to reach their highest educational success, their food choices must get an “A.” One way children are becoming obese at a young age is having unhealthy eating habits, including at our school. Our school has lots of unhealthy foods such as fried foods like chicken, fries, and tater tots. Everybody at our school is eating these unhealthy, poor, fatty foods and are more likely to become obese. I have several arguments for you to consider having healthier lunches.
One reason I think we should have healthier lunches is because it gives us brain power. Healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, and pastas give us vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates. All these necessities help us concentrate in class, which results in better grades. I’ve been searching for facts about this paper and I have found out that many schools are switching to healthier lunches. One principle stated, “I have noticed the change in behaviors and better grades from students that eat healthier lunches.” healthy food also increases our metabolism, which can give us energy. Some unhealthy foods have serotonin in them; they can cause you to get tired and become sleepy, which is bad. Healthy foods can give you energy and help you stay awake to get more brain power. Even though healthy food can give us brain power, it can also give us healthy bodies.
Everyday thirty-one million kids eat lunch provided by the national school lunch program. Those lunches often consist of canned vegetables, processed meats and sugary drinks. It’s not just in the school cafeteria but in their homes as well. Parents are tired and will feed their children processed food from the freezer or freeze dried out of a box because it is convenient and cheaper than cooking ...
Another reason I think we should have healthier lunches is because healthy food gives us healthy bodies. Healthy foods can actually make kids happier. Kids that know they are eating good and healthy food become happier because they are doing a good job by making healthier food choices. If kids eat healthy foods and have healthy bodies, then their cost of healthcare would be lower. This is because they’re not at risk of health problems with result in high medical bills. Healthy foods can fight illnesses which is healthy for our bodies. There are tiny things in food called antioxidants that help fight diseases. Antioxidants are dietary substances that prevent damage to your body cells or repair damage that has been done. There are many fruits and vegetables that have antioxidants in them such as the small red bean, wild blueberry, artichoke hearts, strawberries, apples, Russet potato, etc. There are lots of good things about healthy foods, but there are many bad things about not eating healthy.
There are lots of bad things about eating bad, but I’m only going to talk about the three main ideas. Eating unhealthy is really bad in many ways such as causing you to be tired during class. Being tired in class in not good because you can fall asleep during class and get in trouble and your grades can drop. Also, eating unhealthy can affect your weight. Unhealthy foods like french fries, pizza, and potato chips can produce obese or overweight kids. If kids eat a lot of fatty foods at a young age, then they’re more likely to get a health disease such as heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Since obesity is a problem everywhere, including at our school, I think it’s a really good idea if we start eating healthier lunches.
Unhealthy foods vs. Healthy foods Exhausted, cranky, or easily distracted? This could be partially due to the types of foods you are eating. The lack of healthy food choices in schools or the costly spending for a healthier food option at work is becoming a problem. The majority of schools and work places mainly offer unhealthy foods to their students and employees which I think is not right. ...
I know you might be thinking that healthier foods cost more than regular foods, but I have a solution for you to think about. First of all there are lots of kids becoming obese at a younger age and I think that healthy kids are more important than money. One way to resolve this issue of higher cost of healthier foods for the students is to raise the lunch prices a little. Personally I don’t think parents will mind a little raise in food prices if their children are eating healthier food. We could also have special days like crazy hat day, pajama day, and short day and charge everybody who wants to do this a dollar.
Can I start by asking you a question first? When is the last time you’ve eaten lunch in our cafeteria? You too probably know the truth about our school lunches. Your job as our principal is to provide us with a challenging education environment that allows us to achieve our highest potential, and that starts with us having healthy foods to eat. Remember, 1 in 3 children in your school are overweight or obese and if we can switch to healthier lunches we can reduce this percentage and possibly even save a life!