School Lunches By Kendall Wier and Nicole Earl
Facts about school lunches • The calorie count of lunches are required to be between 700-800 before there was a minimum of 825 calories • Elementary students lunches are between 550 and 650 calories • Those that earn 130%-185% of poverty level qualify for reduced-price meals • 4.5 billion dollars was put into lunch programs in the past couple years • LA public schools have Meatless Mondays
Childhood Obesity • Mississippi has the highest child obesity rate in the nation • 1 out of every 4 people are too overweight to join the military • 1/5 of American children are obese • Over 30% of adults and 17% of children in the United States are overweight or obese
Unhealthy Snacking • New guidelines do not affect foods in vending machines and snack bars • Many schools have banned sugary snacks and drinks off campus • It's more common for teens to "snack" for lunch • Demand for sugary sodas and snacks leads to students are lining up at vending machines
Survey Responses Do you think the lunches we have influence childhood obesity? Do you think we have healthy choices at lunch?
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