Middle school – grades 5 – 8
Pre-teens often prefer to purchase their lunch.
Mom’s bagged lunch days behind them, feeling
a tad grownup, students face a new challenge with
regard to healthy food choices.
Reflecting back on days when my children were
given lunch money junk food ranked high in their
Daily the school cafeteria’s well-balanced meals
took a backseat to pizza, fries, ice cream bars and
vending machine options.
Today I was happy to read that my state is one of
four that has banned junk food in schools.
It’s about time.
A high percent of today’s youth classifies obese.
Hopefully this ban will aid in the improvement
of their health.