Our school lunches are not real at all. How would you feel if you had to eat cardboard for lunch? Well, imagine the students who eat it daily at Daniel Boone High School. You canít tell me this is healthy.
We need help because the kids are always hungry, and nowadays the skinny people need to gain weight. School lunches provide approximately one-third of the calories an average child needs for the day, but children who are active and growing fast may require more than others, according to nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix. I agree with her.
If they fed us something with a better taste, no one would be complaining. Tennessee School Nutrition Program says the parents benefit by an economical way to provide a significant amount of a studentís daily nutrition requirement. They really donít realize how underfed we are and it is almost $3 for a meal that doesnít even taste good when I can go get a burger and a drink for $2.50 at McDonaldís.
ďImproving the quality of the school meals is a critical step in building a healthy future for our kids,Ē says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, but the only flaw with that is we can only get so much of that quality.
You want to think that you are helping us, but it isnít really for the kids that play sports, who are skinny or who are diabetic.