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“Healthy foods at lunch?”Have you ever wandered into your school cafeteria and wondered if you should really be eating your food because of what’s in it. Well if so read on to figure how having healthy foods makes you more healthy, what people might tell you foods are healthy but actually aren’t and finally how it will help you succeed in school.          Having healthy foods in school school helps kids and adults be more healthy. For example eating healthy foods makes you breathe better after eating because  in vegetables, fruits, and other plants sources and low in processed foods and sugar can help keep your lungs and the rest of your body in top shape, so when your lungs are healthy you could breathe better.  Also when you start to eat healthy your body sleeps better because boosts energy levels during the day and can help give you more restful sleep. When you have a good sleep it makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Also sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Lastly for this topic having healthy foods in lunch makes students and older healthy. Eating healthy makes you feel better about yourself because  reduces your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. That’s why eating healthy makes you more healthy. What people call healthy foods may not be healthy. For example one of the high schools claims that they put in effort to give students the option of a healthy choice for a school lunch, But diet soda and salads is not what I really think is effort. Diet sodas are worse for us than normal sodas because the active ingredient in diet soda is Aspartame and it can lead to poisoning, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss. Also salads can become unhealthy because most people add ranch to them. One serving of 2 tablespoons of ranch can increase your calorie intake by almost 150 calories. These healthy alternatives aren’t that healthy. Along with the problem of unhealthy choices, most schools have no nutritional information on what the students are eating. With no nutritional facts posted no one really knows how unhealthy the food really is. How many calories are really in our burgers and how much fat is in our pizzas? This information should be provided and posted for everybody to see. That proves that you might not know how healthy something is even if they say so.Finally, nutrition is important for good learning at school. In an article written by Shereen Jegtvig, a writer with a Masters degree in nutrition, she states that “eating a healthy lunch will help keep your child’s mind sharp and ready to learn all afternoon”. One high school in Wisconsin replaced their low quality lunches with healthy, fresh, foods and water as their main beverage. Improved behavior and zero truancies was their result. I know for a fact that I feel better and more focused when I eat a filling, nutritious meal. So why don’t we change our school lunches? Clearly, healthy and nutritious foods should be added to our school’s lunch menu. It will help you succeed in school, you will always be eating real food, and lastly the most obvious you will be more healthy. Other schools have done something about what they eat, so now it’s our turn. Let’s make  our school a better place!


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