School Lunch Program Research Paper

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As recognized by Congress, one of the foremost objectives of the National School Lunch Program is the health and welfare of our Nation’s children. Questions have been brought up in the last few years skeptical about the program’s capability to reach this goal, particularly when there seem to be a near epidemic of overweight and obesity of our Nation’s children. Whether the National School Lunch Program is playing a role in the increasing dilemma of what type and quality of food is available in schools and the obesity of our children has been a concern on mind of the Public for a while now. Because of the overweight and obesity epidemic in our Nation, most States already require “competitive foods” (other foods and beverages available in the