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Title: School Lunches—an important subject of every child’s day

Description: School Nutrition is a topic that people need to be aware of and involved. Research shows
that childhood obesity is rising dramatically. Since obese children are very likely to become obese adults,
changes need to be made before this poor-lifestyle cycle begins. It is clear that many improvements
could be made to children’s eating habits. Many variables come into play that affect the health of
children and contribute to obesity. Therefore, the school lunch program should be recognized as a major
way to reach America’s children by giving them at least one nutritious balanced meal each day. Nutrition
education and physical activity also need to be a part of the equation. These two components need to
work with the lunch program to promote a healthy lifestyle. This may sound easy to accomplish, but
many people have different viewpoints regarding the school nutrition requirements. Many factors need
to be considered before making changes since both positive and negative outcomes could occur once a
school adopts stricter nutrition regulations. It is helpful to look at schools that have already put these
recommendations into action to see what results they experienced. It is also vital that the public
examine what can be done on an individual level to promote health and wellness throughout the
community.

Learning objectives:

    1) Understand the nutrition requirements that schools must meet.
    2) Identify the possible outcomes that are likely to occur as schools adopt stricter nutrition
       requirements for foods available at school.
    3) Determine ways for individuals to be involved with school nutrition programs and to promote
       health and wellness in a community.

Materials:

       PowerPoint presentation: Approximately 40 minutes, 28 slides
       Handout or activity
       Evaluation
       Resources

Resources:

Bergman, E. (2010). Position of the American dietetic association: local support for nutrition integrity in
     schools. American Dietetic Association, 110(8). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from
     http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(10)00650-4/fulltext

Briggs, M. (2003). Position of the American dietetic association, society for nutrition education, and the
      American school food service association—nutrition services: an essential component of
      comprehensive school health programs. American Dietetic Association, 103(4). Retrieved
      September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(03)00163-9/fulltext
Condon, E. (2009). School meals: types of foods offered to and consumed by children at lunch and
     breakfast. American Dietetic Association, 109(2). Retrieved September, 24, 2010, from
     http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(08)02055-5/fulltext

Crepinsek, M. (2009). Meals offered and served in US public schools: do they meet nutrient standards.
      American Dietetic Association, 109(2). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from
      http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(08)02054-3/fulltext

Cullen, K. (2007). Improving the school food environment: results from a pilot study in middle schools.
      American Dietetic Association, 107(3). Retrieved September 24, 2010, from
      http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(06)02671-X/fulltext

Gartner, L. (2010). School lunches get healthier, to many’s distaste. Retrieved September 21, 2010, from
     http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/school-lunches-get-healthier-many-s-distaste

Hobbs, H. (2010). Critics say changes to school lunch menus are not enough. Retrieved September 21,
     2010, from http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=2160

Just, D. (2010). How smart cafeterias could fight childhood obesity. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
       http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/10/how-smart-cafeterias-could-fight-childhood-
       obesity/65098

Kubik, M. (2010). State but not district nutrition policies are associated with less junk food in vending
      machines and school stores in US public schools. American Dietetic Association, 110(7). Retrieved
      September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(10)00389-5/fulltext

Munoz, K. (1997). Food intakes of US children and adolescents compared with recommendations.
    Pediatrics, 100(3). Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/3/323

National Dairy Council. (2009). Top 3 reasons flavored milk is important in child nutrition programs.
     Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
     http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/child_nutrition/health_kit/CNFact
     Sheet_Top3ReasonsFlavoredMilkisImportantinChildNutritionPrograms.pdf

National School Lunch Program. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
     http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/aboutlunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf

Ritchie, L. (2006). Position of the American dietetic association: individual-, family-, school-, and
      community-based interventions for pediatric overweight. American Dietetic Association, 106(6).
      Retrieved September 24, 2010, from http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(06)00301-
      4/fulltext

Rydell, M. (2010). Iowa State alum earns national award for school nutrition services. Retrieved
      September 22, 2010, from http://www.hs.iastate.edu/news/inside/view/346
Schrage, S. (2009). Competitive foods putting students’ health at risk. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
     http://www.hs.iastate.edu/news/inside/view/244/

Stallings, V. (2009). School meals: building blocks for healthy children. Institute of Medicine, Retrieved
       September 21, 2010, from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2009/School-Meals-Building-Blocks-for-
       Healthy-Children.aspx

Strohbehn, C. & Litchfield, R. (2010). Creating an optimum school health environment in your district:
     what decision-makers need to know. Retrieved October 27, 2010, from
     http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2048A.pdf

Strohbehn, C., & Litchfield, R. (2010). School meal program updates for district decision makers.
     Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM2048.pdf

USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Local wellness policy. Retrieved October, 17, 2010, from
     http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/healthy/wellnesspolicy.html


Whitaker, R. (1997). Predicting obesity in young adulthood from childhood and parental obesity. N Engl J
     Med, 337(13). Retrieved October 27, 2010, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9302300


Activity: MyPyramid For Kids Worksheet can be used to assess a sample school lunch menu or help
families and children understand the recommended foods to eat on a daily basis.

								
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