Healthy school lunch



One in three children is obese in the United States. Factors that contribute to this epidemic are various, but poor nutrition and declining levels of physical activity are quoted most frequently. The school is late to participate in childhood obesity fight, the national school lunch program continues to provide the same unhealthy cuisine of the past decades: it has abundant calories and low nutrients.


Changes take the form of initiatives under the aim of bringing more affordable and nutritious options to students across the country. Re-approval of child nutrition law was passed by the Senate, but it was postponed to the House by December 3, 2010.

Americans are taking heart while Congress takes a break as well. However, when students in the US take a break, they must burn the low-nutrition school meals offered at the high-calorie junk foods and cafeterias sold at vending machines.

Another approach to combating the epidemic of childhood obesity is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

Essex famous food specialist Jamie Oliver joined the naked chef, Jamie's kitchen, Jamie's school dinner, Jamie's chef, Jamie at Home, Jamie's Department of Food.

His recent show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, is focused on educating families about food and nutrition to reverse the rate of childhood obesity. This series focuses on Huntington, West Virginia state called the unhealthy city of America, and educates freshmen about basic nutrition. Through his three-month city case study, Jamie is filled with obstacles in skeptical people and stubborn parents who do not want to make sound decisions for their families. Jamie succeeded in informing the poor state of school meals and nationwide eating habits in Food Revolution in general, but his mission has just begun.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program has a system to support over 101,000 schools offering free or discounted meals to low-income earners. Based on the funds received in 1980, the school needs to match 30% of federal funds in the program. These matched funds need to apply through each province. As a result, state donation to the program is much smaller than the 30% requirement leading to lack of budget and lack of food program.

Approximately 95% of schools participated in the program in 2009, 52% of the meals provided to the students were free, 10% decreased. This means that 38% of low-income students need to pay full school lunch and breakfast.

The national school meal program's nutritional standards are only met by 30% of the schools participating.

Disadvantages of provincial budgets and lack of school nutrition have caused major concern and are one of the items of rejecting child nutrition which was rejected. The school not only provides affordable lunch and breakfast for students, it is also difficult to provide sufficient human resources to serve students.

Private sector innovation

The private sector is beginning to develop a number of products to deal with this problem facing many schools. Several companies have developed solutions with "automated hot food machines". These machines are vending machines customized to distribute hot food using built-in microwave oven, which heats packaged cold food when each student purchases. Students can sell lessons using student ID cards on some models.

Some food service companies contracting to school districts solve problems with their own hands by creating alternative dishes on popular and unhealthy things. For example, instead of high-fat fried food, there is a food service company that stirs roast mari and garlic potatoes.

Affordable nutrition is not yet realistic for US schools.

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