Work Cited http://www.youtube.com/UproarOverSchoolLunchs Students launched a YouTube –fueled rebellion against the new government healthy meal guidelines http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/nyregion/healthier-school-lunches-face-student-rejection.html?pagewanted=all they are high school students and their complaint is about lunch — healthier, smaller and more expensive than ever. http://xlibl.ohiolink.edu:833V/Ak8RGPBVG3LTCF9HU3JKHHULHNAC8XBEQE95... Federal nutrition standards have been issued in the U.S. that will limit calories and sodium and mandate more servings of fruit and vegetables in school lunches. In defense of Food (Chapter 4) Not Too Much: How to Eat, talks about the nutrition of eating healthy and why is it important to eat
In fact, according to a study at the University of Missouri, they found that many students forgot over two and one-half months of whatever their grade-level equivalency is in mathematics. (Wilkenfield) Plus after the summer vacation, many teachers end up spending from four to six weeks of the next school year trying to review what had happened in the previous years, says David Payne, a former principal. Summer vacation is one of the only major times that parents are able to travel or take vacations, however, year-round schooling which allows small breaks throughout the seasons. Also, travel rates during the summer are usually higher than other times of the year. When students return to school after a summer break, there is often a long time period of adjustment.
Embedded Assessment Unit 2 Kyle Sullivan Period 4 L.A. 3/24/15 Are your kids coming home with a bunch load of homework? Yes, well I agree with you I’m in 7th grade and come home with a bunch of homework and it needs to stop. Kids should have less homework because we have seven hours of school, which means less family time, fun time and causes a lot of stress. We should have less homework because we have seven-hours of school five days a week but we have two months of break which is summer. On an online debate website, a student speaks out about thru experiences with homework communicating.” We kids nowadays have a lot of stuff to do.
Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body. After going to a few restaurants David found that many employees at the establishments asked him "Would you like to super size that?". The super size option available is excessive amounts of food and drinks that people do not need in a single sitting for their breakfast, lunch, or dinner regardless of the circumstances. Zinczenko had a diet consisting a lot of the time fast food as a young child growing up and claimed that "by age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow onto my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame." Sadly many Americans these days depend on fast food throughout their daily lives whether it is between not knowing how to cook, its fast easy
Botstein focuses on the numerous cliques you can find in an average high school. Typically, the sports teams are constantly at the top of the social food chain, yet this is not the case after high school, the “outsider becomes the more successful and admired adult” (Botstein). Students are faced with being blockaded from the actuality of adulthood; high school is just too unnatural. They begin to develop false images about adulthood in their minds, mainly because young students are now becoming mature much earlier; therefore the students that were seen as children as the education system was first created are now young adults that are “well beyond the developmental point for which high school was originally designed” (Botstein). This is a main issue in our modern education system as a whole; perhaps we could fix this problem by allowing students to graduate earlier in order for them to “take a place of responsibility”
High School Cliques Entering high school is one of the most frightening times in a young person’s life. One of every young person’s worry going into high school, is “will I fit in?” You wonder if you will have to eat lunch alone, walk the hall ways alone, or blend in and be accepted. As far back as history has noted cliques are divided into three types of groups. The popular/jock type kids, the nerdy, glass wearing, pocket protector type and the average kid who accepts and blends with all. Although God created us all equal that is far from how your peer groups accept one another.
THE PROBLEM In the past decade, school provided lunches have been a serious reason for unhealthy eating habits of children. School Lunches contain about the same amount of fat as a happy meal at McDonalds. Along with the extremely high fat and calorie content of school provided lunches there is not enough of the daily recommended fruits and vegetables. The American Dietetic Association reports that only ten to twenty percent of American children meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation of consuming at least five fruits and vegetables per day; and children eat 1/3 of their meals at school.
For both school children and mothers, the presence of non-fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with weight outcomes. Moreover, proximity to future fast food restaurants is uncorrelated with current obesity and weight gain, conditional on current proximity to fast food. The implied effects of fast-food on caloric intake are at least one order of magnitude larger for students than for mothers, consistent with smaller travel cost for adults. Janet Currie International Affairs Building Department of Economics Columbia University - Mail code 3308 420 W 118th Street New York, NY 10027 and NBER email@example.com Stefano DellaVigna University of California, Berkeley Department of Economics 549 Evans Hall #3880 Berkeley, CA 94720-3880 and NBER firstname.lastname@example.org Enrico Moretti University of California,
A couple of the things I noticed were the differences in the scheduling and rules and attitudes, responsibility on my part, and the work load. In high school, we were required to be at school by a certain time of the morning and once you arrived you were there for the day having seven or eight classes with a thirty minute lunch break. In college you have more freedom with your class schedule. Some students may have a class at eight in the morning and then not have another one until two that afternoon. Others may only have class two or three days a week, depending on how they arrange their schedule.
Annually, that adds up to about 1.2 million students who will not graduate from high school with their peers as scheduled.” As you can see, the number of high school dropouts is skyrocketing. There are many reasons why a student would have to drop out before being able to complete high school. To start off with, there are many high school girls that get pregnant anywhere between their sophomore year and their senior year, and they cannot finish off school. It is very difficult to have a baby and stay on track in school to graduate. Another reason why a student would have to dropout is because their family needs finical help.