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A proper nutrition diet for school based children
Elle Rivera
National

1946 National School Lunch Program
(NSLP)
A federal government child nutrition
program that has set standards set by the
USDA base on the Dietary Requirments for
Americans.
Competitive Foods

Schools often have second options for
lunch that are chosen over the NSLP by
the students.
Examples are vending machines,
snack bars, and pizza sales.
School Meals
Schools have the power to reduce the
number of over weight and obese
children by promoting exercise and a
proper nutrition.
 School lunches are an important factor
in promoting healthy eating habits.

Nutritious enough?
Answer: NO!
School lunches are often made of
processed food that are high in fat,
sugar and salt
 Snacks such as chips, ice cream, and
candy are offered daily
 Not many options of fruits and
vegetables
 Water is not usually offered as a
beverage option

A Balanced Meal
Components of a meal

Proteins
Provides structure to bone, muscle,
and skin
Source: Meat, eggs, beans

Carbohydrates
 main energy source for all cellular
functions
Source: sugars from fruits, grains
and starchy vegetables

Lipids
Energy yielding nutrient. Lipids are also
used for cushion and shock absorber.
Source: foods that contain unsaturated
fats

Vitamins
A, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, and
Folate; have many different important
functions in the body
Source: A variety of foods

Minerals
Calcium, fluoride, iodine, iron,
potassium etc.; have many different
important functions in the body
Source: A variety of foods

Water
Water is used in cells, organs, and
tissues to help regulate the body's
temperature and to maintain bodily
functions
 Source: Fluids and food that contain
water
Changes In School Lunch
Do away with competitive foods
 Snacks should no longer be offered
 More vegetables and fruits
 Milk should be changed from whole milk
to 2% and skim

Water should be offered as a beverage
 No more processed foods
 Whole wheat bread no white bread
 Lean meats

Nutritious enough?
YES!
These changes will give a proper nutrition
diet for all school aged children.
Hopefully they will continue a healthy diet
with the comprehensive health education
the physical education department
provide.
References
Usda.gov
 Nslp.org
 Choosemyplate.gov

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