Should Kids Eat Healthy Food? Essay
Who remembers coming home after school and eating a big snack (mostly Junk Food) and then asking Mom when will dinner be ready? Why did we do this? Because we were hungry. How many of us leave the house early without eating a healthy breakfast only to find that by 1o’clock we have a headache, are tired and irritable. Why? Because we are hungry. Why do we do this to ourselves? The bigger question is why are we doing this to our students? As parents, and teachers it is our responsibility to eliminate hunger. We can best do this by encouraging schools to allow food in the classroom. Not just any food, healthy snacks and meals that will teach students how to eat healthy food throughout their life. You may be asking yourself why it is the schools responsibility. Home would seem like the place for students to learn proper eating habits. However, most student spend over 9 hours away from home during the school day. So it only seems logical to encourage schools to do better at feeding healthier foods throughout the day to students.
Hunger in the classroom is becoming a bigger problem than most of us realize. Students are hungry and have poor choices available to them. Schools are the ones who will have the biggest impact on changing how, when and what students eat. Students spend up to 9 hours a day at school and school activities. Why are students hungry? Time. No time in the morning for breakfast. No time between classes to eat. By the time students…