Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Revised Draft

School lunch is very different from what it was when my parents were kids. Back then school lunch consisted of mystery meat, veggie gunk, bread, and milk. Now I can enjoy tastier meals like burgers and fries, or nachos w/ all the fixings. And with a few dollars more, I can get fries, burgers, nachos, ice cream and/or cookies. But is all this tastier food really healthy? If not, why does the school sell it to us and how can we fix it? Looking at the School Lunch Plan and other school nutrition laws, I found that school lunch isn't as healthy as it is suppose to be.

Intro

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Intro

School lunch is vry differant from what it was when my parents were kds. Back then is was mystry meat, veggie gunk, bread, and milk. Now i can enoy tastier meals like brgers and fries, or nachos w/ all the fixings. Adn with a few dollars more i can get fries, burgers, nachos, icecream and cokkies. But is all this tasier food really healthy and if not, wy do they sell it and how can we fix it? Looking at the School LunchPlan and other school nutristion laws I found thatte school lunch isn't as healthy as it is suppose to be.

Friday, November 04, 2005

outline

Is the Cafeteria as healthy as they say it is?
I. introduction
A.briefly introduce some questions and the main points of my paper
1.school lunch plan/ laws about them
2.observations/quotes
3.differences between #1 and #2
B.Thesis: School lunch is (better/worse) than they say it is.
II. school lunch plan/ laws about school lunch
A.what it is
1.history of it
2.when we passed it
3.peoples opinions of it
III. Observations/quotes
A.Observations I make in the cafeteria.
1.the table I sit at
2.the # of people going through the junk food line.
B.quotes from lunch lady
1.number of people buying different stuff
2.days that they sell more regular lunch v days that they sell the least regular lunch
3.other quotes they give me.
IV. Comparison of II and III
A.Do they standards of the school lunch plan hold up to what we have?
1.if so would stuff like chickfile also hold up?
2.if not what are some alternatives.
3.could we get a lunch we all like that is healthy enough for the standards
B.What other schools are doing to make lunch healthier.
V. conclusion
A.my feelings on it
B.some others feelings
C.sum it all up

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Research

My research is not going as well as i wish is was. because there is no certain diet that works for every one it is hard to answer my questions. i am having particularly hard time finding the newly published dietary guideline. i have spent a lot of time looking for what i am coming to realize probably doesn’t exist. As a result i am a little behind but with extra work at home i will soon be caught up. i also need to schedule an appointment w/ a lunch lady or lunch official. I don’t know how to do this so please write back to tell me NO SPAM PLEASE!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Primary and secondary

I am thinking That a good primary source is the lunch menu and school nutrition link and notes on observations. I could maybe interview a lunch lady or director of school nutrition.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"Nurtrition Department." Decatur City School System. 26 Oct. 2005 .


School Nutrition Program
The School Nutrition Program provides Decatur students with an opportunity to have nutritious, high-quality, low-cost meals every day. The school system has made a commitment to provide these meals by providing adequate equipment, renovated kitchens, and quality staff. This commitment is the first step in ensuring quality food preparation, increasing student participation in the program, and increasing nutritional educational resources.

Breakfast is offered to students at all Decatur City schools. Students have the choice of a hot breakfast or cereal every day. Salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, and sack lunches are offered as alternatives to the regular lunch in all schools.

Our school system participates in the National School Lunch program and offers free or reduced-price meals to students who are eligible. Free and reduced meal applications are sent home with all students at the beginning of each school year. Parents are asked to fill out applications and return them to the office of the principal. Only one application needs to be filled out for all members of a family. Applications must be turned in every year. The school nutrition office approves applications based on need and guidelines set up by the federal government.

Cafeteria Procedures
The school cafeterias serve nutritious meals every school day. Menus are sent home at the beginning of each month, and all students are encouraged to participate. Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. daily. If a child is allergic to certain foods, a doctor's excuse is required. Although students cannot go home for lunch, no student remains in school all day without lunch. In addition, students should not bring soft drinks to school. Parents who wish to eat lunch at school on a particular day should notify the school office by 9:00 a.m. of that day.

Parents are notified at the beginning of each school year about meal prices. Students may pay for meals by the day, week, or month. The money is put in an account set up for each student and basically works like a debit card. Charging of meals is discouraged although sometimes unavoidable. Parents will be notified after two meals have been charged, and no more than three charges will be allowed. If a student exceeds this limit, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and unflavored lowfat milk will be provided to sustain the student for the remainder of the school day.

In this whole article it fails to mention that they also sell extra un healthy food on the side. Since this is about half of the food that they sell it is odd to me that they don't mention it. Why don't they want people to know about it? AND IF THEY DON'T MABEY IT IS BECAUSE THEY PUT HIGHLY ADDICTIVE ADDITIVES IN IT TO get US HOOKED!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

School Lunch

As a student that has eaten school lunch for the last 9 1/2 years I have always wondered if what i was eating is truely as healthy as they say. At a normal day of school my table of 12 gets at least 3-5 baskets of fries and 2-4 packs of cookies. As i dump my tray i see hundres of broccolie and other veggies in there but very few fries and burgers and nochos. Does this mean all the average student eats is the buger and fries? and if so would it be healthyer to go some where like chick-fil-a instead? Please send me your comments

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