Nutritious School Lunches. Andrea Wysong. School Lunches in Politics.
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The sample of people that I surveyed were other Ithaca College students. It was simply a sample of convenience. I emailed 10 classmates and provided them with a link to the survey. After about a week, I sent a follow-up email to everyone to see if I could get a few more responses. I ended up with 9 total responses to my survey.Introduction
Many people believe that school lunch is important and should be nutritious, but taking out packaged food and using Food Stamps dollars to pay for it is not a good idea. It was pretty undecided about whether or not this could help reduce health care costs.
Which of the following do you believe would be the best way to get kids to eat healthier school lunches?
Everyone surveyed believed that packaged foods and desserts should be left within schools, but there was variation on how to get kids to choose the healthier options.
5 people believed that making them more convenient and visible would be best, while 3 thought that educating kids is the best tactic, and 1 thought that healthier foods should cost less.
If there are students in the school who are unable to pay for the more nutritious food and funding is not available to help them, what do you believe is the best solution?
Most of the people surveyed believe that some families should be charged more to compensate for those who can’t. One person recommended providing a reduced cost lunch to families who apply for it.
While all of the people surveyed believed that “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” should not be using money from Food Stamps, they also almost agreed that nutritious lunches are more important than food stamps.
Michelle Obama in Philadelphia promoting “Let’s Move”.
What do you believe is the best way to make sure every child gets a nutritious lunch to eat each day at school?
7 people answered this question, and the answers were consolidated into the following 4 ideas:
Example of an improved lunch menu.