With the new lunch regulations put in place by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Michelle Obama, many students are not pleased. With the new school lunch menu, many students do not feel as if they are getting enough food portions.
Studies show one in every three American kids is obese. We as students understand the countryís concern, but we also feel that it should be our own decision as to what we eat or drink.
The new USDA regulations call for only fat-free foods and low-fat milk offerings. These regulations, however, not only offer a slim number of choices, but is a problem for many students athletes. Many of these so-called fat-free foods have a low number of carbohydrates. Student athletes need a good majority of carbs to stay energized during a game or practice.
A number of students around the nation also have stated they do not feel full after lunch. Some schools around the nation have gone as far as boycotting their lunches, but sadly it has had little or no effect. We, as students at Daniel Boone High School, believe it is our free will to eat what we want and when we want.
Can the USDA regulate what students eat when they go home? No, they canít, so what major difference is this making in the life of students? We as students should take a vow to end this by writing our senators and representatives to inform them of this problem so they can develop a solution.