For most students, school lunch is the only regular meal they have every day at the same time. So why should us students have to eat unhealthy, bad tasting food that does nothing but harm us and fill our stomachs. For example, multiple times I have gotten milk from the school cafeteria and the milk has been expired or non-refrigerated for a while, and tastes sour, and there is something very strange with the way the fruit tastes.. Every time I eat the school's food a little piece of me dies inside feeling like I am practically stuffing sewage down my throat. I am sick of eating what I believe to be unhealthy, unnatural food that feels like it harms my stomach and I want to do something about it. That is why I am making this petition in hopes that I can bring about change into my school district and to start having some healthy food served to us students! All I want is some fresh, healthy food, that is not artificial and actually does good for my body! Is that too much to ask of a school...a place where we should we improving ourselves, not destroying.
The school forces lunch ladies to force students who buy lunch to take a piece of "fruit" with them, even though the students explain to the lunch lady that they will not be eating this "fruit" and it will end up in the trash. The lunch lady has told me that she will make me pay extra for an "Al A Carte" meal, if I don't take the fruit. They are trying to force this seemingly artificial fruit to the students to give the appearance of helping students eat healthy. I have noticed that the school has been wasting money on what seems like pointless things, like having bands perform at the school during lunch, and spending over $2 million to have the school painted, instead of investing in education and the future of this country, which is the youth.
I don't believe this statement that I saw on the district's website:
"Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices."
- Patrick Kelley - Superintendent
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Serve healthier, fresh food, that will actually help build the students' minds and bodies, because as they say, you are what you eat.
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