By, Marc Mcgough
Have you ever tasted school cafeteria food? I don’t think you would want to. In school story books, do you have characters saying that the food tasted good at school cafeterias? Nope. Why is this? Cafeteria food is often cheap, bought in bulk, high in calories, and can sit in your cafeteria for days. Student votes and opinions prove this. So, this leads to a suggestion: Healthier, tastier foods and a better, advanced lunch system should be implemented.
First of all, students aren’t motivated to eat unhealthy, not-tasty food. If you observed students buying lunch in the cafeteria, you don’t often see them buying these kinds, but not limited to, foodstuffs: burritos (which are just beans and cheese wrapped in tortillas), “burgers” (meat slapped on two slices of bread), etc. Even the chicken tenders aren’t very popular. And the prices! $3.25-$4.50 is not worth such “trash”, as a teacher would say. Out of the twenty students I surveyed, 55% stated that they would like to see their cafeteria changed. The reasons being were, “The same stuff everyday – it gets lame”, “Tastes like rubber”...
When you’re looking into whether you want your child should eat food from home or the cafeteria, or whether they should pack lunches from home, there are lots of things to consider. While considering these options, I learned those lunches that are packed from home are much better for the child. School lunches are expensive, and home lunches are healthier. Also, home lunches teach children about being responsible and it teaches them how to take care of themselves. These things are important because they have long lasting effects.
Aditionally,The first thing that parents look at when they buy lunches for their children is how much lunches cost. One thing that most parents have noticed is that school lunches are not as cheap as lunches that you would bring from home. School lunches can be expensive, not only because of the food, but because the companies have to pay the cook, the server, the cleaners, and all of those people who work for the company. Asking children to pack their own lunches can save a family up to more than $60 a month. This is one advantage that home lunches have on your family...
Taste and food go hand-in-hand, yet not always willingly. Food provided through the public education system can sometimes have a less-than-savory flavoring when first chewed over, but soon becomes edible when the taste is acquired. Cafeteria food may be tasteless and inedible at times, but remember: "what doesn't kill you makes you weaker." After many years of consuming the bland entrees, students graduate high school with brand-new taste buds and an aversion to all things flavorful and tasteful, which will eventually provide for lower obesity rates in the U.S.If variety is the spice of life, cafeteria food is as tangy as a Salsa dancer. One never knows what he or she will receive on Monday hamburgers, hotdogs, or a creative combination of the two. Not only is the student unsure of exactly where the "beef" patties come from, or what they are really made of, but the school lunches provide a wide array of fruit cups and sherbet. This keeps each day a guessing game for the palates of faculty and students alike.
The meals given through public schools verify the character and the generosity of the local board of education. Nutritious,