Ezekiel Valdez Texas

School Food must be saved!

I think that school food should be made a lot better for kids around the country. This letter explains what is wrong with school lunches and how they could be made better.

November 7, 2016

Dear Future President,

As a 13 year old I have had to put up with school food for about 9 or 10 years. Even through the efforts of first lady, Michelle Obama, the school food is just unhealthy. Let’s just face it, they most likely use the cheapest ingredients you can get to make very unhealthy food. Most of it is probably processed in a factory, shipped to the schools, and heated up and already premade. I look around at lunch and see everyone just throwing away fruits, veggies, and unfinished food every day. I think they should make better meals that don’t involve cheap ingredients just to speed things up. I’m fairly sure that prisons have better food than schools.

They should also promote and enforce more healthy food choices like salads, fruits, etc.

I hope that you actually take this letter into consideration because as a student it’s really important to me. Statistics show that one third of children ages 6-19 are considered overweight or obese. This is mainly the age group that involves people that still go to school. One third is a lot of kids to be overweight or obese. This is probably because of the very unhealthy school food.

My point is that you should work something out to enforce good, healthy, and great quality food in schools. I hope to see these changes that make school food better soon at least next year or something like that.

Another thing I request is that the school lunches include some deserts every so often (maybe once a month) to let kids enjoy their lunches with their healthy lunches. Not everyone likes fruits or veggies but I say that eating healthy pays off in the long run. I also recommend that school’s use ingredients that aren’t cheap, nor too expensive to provide great tasting lunches as well. Thank you for reading this Mr./Mrs. President.

With great respect for you,

Ezekiel Valdez