Is school lunch helping our children to fight obesity? Or they are helping to ad

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. family2010 profile image60
    family2010posted 6 years ago

    Is school lunch helping our children to fight obesity? Or they are helping to add pounds to them?

    Do you feel school lunch is benefiting our children to lose weight or putting out weight? Also, what can we do as parents to better educate our children on making healthy food choices?

  2. instantlyfamily profile image78
    instantlyfamilyposted 6 years ago

    I am proud of our local elementary school. They serve fresh, locally grown fruit and vegatables. My son has raved about the fresh nectarines, peaches, pears, grapes and a full salad bar. I believe it's up to us, as parents to educate our children about healthy diet choices. And if you can't count on YOUR local school's menu, then it's up to you as a parent to pack a healthy lunch for your child, daily.

  3. OutsideTheLines profile image60
    OutsideTheLinesposted 6 years ago

    It completely differs from school to school. A lot of schools these days do offer healthy options to eat, but I think the bigger problem is parents not educating their children what to eat. Just because a school offers a food doesn't mean the kids have to eat it. That would be like saying every fast food place must shut down. Sadly, many people just don't take precautions to provide their lives with longevity.

  4. profile image0
    Indigitalposted 6 years ago

    Depending on what school it is really. Children usually will eat what they're accustom to from a small age but there is a small proportion that'll always eat the same foods; usually high in fat & sugars.

    If you have a school that has healthy food but the kids' parents are feeding them fatty foods on a daily basis, it may not help them at all, because many will not finish the meal.

  5. Utkarsh raj profile image71
    Utkarsh rajposted 6 years ago

    I think a light lunch box with less oily things and more fruits is definitely helpful for a child for his good   health and energy but crowding the lunch box with spicy and heavy things will surely contribute to the obesity. You should try to give things with less carbohydrates and fats and balanced with protein and vitamin.

  6. family2010 profile image60
    family2010posted 6 years ago

    well there is no one answer for my question. I think like couple of the comments that I read, it depends on the schools and what the students have accustomed to eat there. In addition to that, I have linked this question with the healthy style or un-healthy style that parents follow inside the house. Kids look at their parents and I am sure of the fact that they copy what they see. It is all starts from the family and how it is the duty of the parent to choose a healthy food for the entire family.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)