Are the lunches at Patterson good or bad?

January 8, 2018

by Justyce Medley

Are Patterson High School lunches good or bad?

According to website of the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Program, the national school lunch program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Students at Patterson High School have a lot of opinions about school lunch. Some students eat breakfast. Some students bring snacks. But the majority eat the school lunch.

Many students bring snacks to eat for lunch, which is not healthy. The main reason students bring snacks or lunch from home is because they don’t enjoy or like school lunch. People say that the school lunch is healthy but it is definitely not. Sometimes students even miss out on lunch and skip it because of the choices that are provided.

A student named Taiwan stated, “They keep feeding us the same lunch over and over.” This is true. They might not have the same meat but they have the same sides and beverage. Taiwan also complained that “the food isn’t properly cooked”.

On the other hand, student Jerome Chase said, “I love when they have specials on holidays, such as turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy.” Lots of students love that, but mostly people do not enjoy the school lunches. I believe that they should do better for public schools and provide better and healthier lunches.