Karen Penze Florida

Healthier School Lunches

The White House. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20500 I am a resident of Sunny Isles Beach, FL, and I am writing this letter because the lunch provided at public schools is extremely unhealthy. I have attended public schools since I was 10 years old and ever since then school lunch has always been a problem. I am now 17 years old and I have researched enough to conclude that there are ways to provide higher quality food to students. In my school, at least three out of the five school days we are served French fries and fried chicken. The other days we are served burgers, pizza, or anything of that sort. In other words, we are served junk food everyday. Everything we eat is processed some way, nothing is fresh. Schools needs to cater to student on a more nutritional basis, and steer away from your typical school lunch platter and incorporate more vegetables and fruits. I have seen also several times that school was serving expired milks. This needs to be monitored rigidly. Living with an unhealthy diet can cause long-term problems to kids and teens, such as obesity. Local grown food and organic food might cost more, but its definitely something worth spending money on. Students who grow up eating pizza and French fries everyday will carry that habit for the rest of their lives. Vegetables stop being healthy after they are fried in a gallon of hot oil. Healthy eating habits should be introduced while they are still young. Thank you for taking your time to read this letter, Karen Penze Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High