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September 27th, 2012
05:17 PM ET

Enough to Eat?

Have you noticed changes in your school lunches this year?
New government rules limit the calories that can be served in U.S. school lunches. Friday's show explains the reasons for the rules - and why the result has left students at many schools unsatisfied with their new options.

We'd like to know whether you've noticed a difference in your school's lunches. And if so...is it a good or bad difference?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Maddie

    I completely agree with limiting school lunch calories. People are consuming calories, but not working them off. This can cause obesity... and I cringe at the percentage of American obesity be 2030. Even though it's only a prediction, scientists don't make wild guesses.

    September 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Justin

      I disagree with you because I get hungry in class and sometimes I need to eat something!

      September 29, 2012 at 12:28 am |
      • Phuong

        I think you should eat in time. The bad habit of you make your calories excesses-ed.

        October 1, 2012 at 3:40 am |
      • James

        I wouldn't eat the lunches becaus they are rely nasty.

        October 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • Abbey

      I completly agree with you completly agreeing with limiting lunch calories. I agree with you because my school has very unhealthy food choices.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:30 am |
      • Kelsey

        I totally have to disagree with you. Everyone is just grumbling that they don't have enough to eat and end up wasting food. Also, many people just buy milk. Its just wrong. Why can't they just make healthier choices, but also have something kids like?

        October 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
    • Isabel

      I have to disagree with you. Kids at my school are not getting enough to eat especially since after lunch we get recess and we are very hungry still. A lot of the athletic kids who play sports are still hungry and may not get enough to eat to go to practice. I have to eat another before practice so i don't starve!

      October 1, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Bridget

      I disagree with you and agree some people have sports and need the food so they won't be hungry during practice. Then yes some people eat to much and have no sports and COULD cause obesity. think about it ;)

      October 1, 2012 at 11:52 am |
    • Kristy

      I actually agree. I think its good because then we could choose healthier foods for ourselves. At least we have healthy food 5 out of 7 days.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
  2. Mr Madsen's Sci Tech US History 2 Class

    We do not feel that school lunches are adeqaute enough to fill high school students up. At a time when we are growing and need as many healthy calories as we can get, school lunches aren't providing it. Many students are hungry after lunch and resort to unhealthier snacks to fill up. If the school lunches offered more food that was healthy we wouldn't resort to other means to satisfy our appetites!!

    September 28, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  3. Mr. Pinkerton's Class

    Sample Responses: We think that students are not getting enough to eat. We think that they should have a healthy alternative food like pasta for athletes. Poor taste is a major concern. Kids are throwing away their lunch and buying more snacks. Kids are not getting enough to eat and it affects their school work. Some students NEED that meal because it may be the only decent one they get. Schools are losing large amounts of money because kids are not buying school lunches. We need more choices as well as more select meats. Kids are paying more for less food.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  4. Ms. Marcantel's class

    We think calories shouls be limited in our school lunches. We have noticed the changes in our school lunches, but they do not bother us. We like the variety and taste.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  5. Abbey

    I think my school has plenty to eat but I think they dont have enough healthy foods. Schools should have a good source of protein, vegtables, fruits,dairy, and a small portion of sugar. Even though I dont eat school lunches, I have seen them.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Abbey

      I agree that's how it should be

      September 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
    • Joel

      I agree with you Abbey. Lately I've been seeing a lot of very unhealthy food for breakfast and lunch at my school. I think they should do a better job.

      September 30, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • Nathan

        i think they don't give us enough stuff so we have energy for like football or something.

        October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  6. Alexis

    I miss sun chips. I miss pudding. I miss yogurt. I miss brownies.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • LISA

      are you fat then?

      September 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
      • Mary

        maybe she or he is, but maybe they want to be that way

        October 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
      • Maddie

        OMG, Lisa! That is SO rude!

        October 2, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • isaac

      you are so right

      September 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • yaideliz

      ya i agree but i think that they are giving us way to much frits and not enofe food :( i wish we still had brownies

      September 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
      • Maddie

        I don't agree. We're getting plenty to eat it's just our stomachs are so used to the less healthy stuff, they don't feel full with the healthy stuff.

        October 2, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Nathan

      so you really like tasty food then

      October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Reyna

      Yeah, I agree... I loved brownies...
      No more anything...!!

      October 2, 2012 at 6:32 am |
  7. Zoe

    I do agree that we shouldn't eat calories if we are not going to work them off, but that doesn't mean that they have to cut down on how much we eat at lunch. I, for one, eat A LOT, and I don't find the school lunches filling enough. I always find myself having to spend extra money on snacks just to get near enough to eat, and I think that's kind of a scam, just like making us pay extra for more than one packet of ketchup. Instead of giving us less food to eat, just give us healthier choices.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
    • Blake

      That is a really good idea, i never thought of that. my parents are always complaining on how i spend too much money on extra food, that they are making me eat less. It isn't good to starve yourself, but it is good to eat healthy

      September 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  8. Alivia

    At our school we have to take fruit and milk even if we don't eat or drink them and just throw them away. This is partially a waste because some people just throw them away, but on the other hand it is good to tempt kids to try fruit and get that in their system for the day.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
    • Blake

      Our school is a lot like that too. We can only reject two things too, so whatever the people don't eat just gets wasted. I think we should be able to reject what we want, so it isn't a waste in the end

      September 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
      • Blake

        Our school is like that too. Most people just get an apple because it counts as 2 servings of fruit, but they walk by the garbage and throw it away before they sit down. Sometimes they charge us more for not getting 2 servings of fruit and vegetables.

        October 1, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  9. Garrett

    I personally pack my own lunch now, not because the food was nasty or because it was healthy, i bring my own because i would be hungry again within an hour. I think there isn't enough food at our school lunch to "fill" my up.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  10. Ashley

    I feel like when I get my lunch, that I never get enough to eat. I am forced to take stuff that I will not eat or I will be charged for it, and I don't eat any vegetables and am very limited on what fruits I eat. I wish that the school lunch would be back to the way it was, where people weren't forced to take stuff that they do not like, and that they offer things that all of the students will eat. That way, I would get more to eat and I wouldn't be starving by the time that I got home.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  11. Wyatt

    These calorie limits are ridiculous, the theory is good but kids like me with a high metabolism are not getting enough to eat. Some people Need more calories than others and the new lunches just are not enough.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  12. Jonas

    II have seen a huge difference in my school's food this year. I don't have enough food to eat and as an athlete, I need all the energy I can get. I feel sluggish and tired. I feel I was better off with the old food. Don't get me wrong, people do need to change their eating habits, but the government doesn't have to tell us how to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Kristen

      I agree. But we take a snack for after school to tie us over until practice is over. You're not suppost to have food in your locker, but if you aren't eating it,and if you keep it somewhat hidden, to whare they don't know you have it, it is totally fine. Our coaches are teachers, and the encourage us to have food in our locker for after school.

      September 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
      • Mary

        Exactly the problem isn't really at school, it mostly when kids get home they snack and eat junk and stuff like that

        October 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  13. Alexis

    I like having more fruit and more veggies!!!!!! I love the pizza with pepperoni.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Cj

      I think that we should have bigger school lunch because I do get Hunger after school and I do not have a apple at home

      September 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  14. Ryan

    Are school lunches have changed for the worst. Do they really think that one piece of pizza and a orange, plus milk would feed us. Well it didn't feed me I would still be hungry right after lunch was over, so now i bring my own lunch. That way i wont be starving at my football practice.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  15. Elizabeth

    It depends on the person to be obese, not the government to decide for you.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Cheyenne

      I agree I think the goverment should not chose your food.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  16. Seth

    yes i have noticed a change in are lunches and it sucks because you dont get as much for you money and i miss my chicken sandwitches and honey mustard :(

    September 28, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  17. McKaily

    There is a large difference in school lunch. I have liked some of the new things they have added to a menu that make lunch on the go easier for me, but when I was told I had to take a milk when I did not want one was very frustrating. I ended up just throwing the milk away which was a waste, but even when I offered it to other students they didn't want it either so throwing it away was my last option.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  18. Colby

    Yes, my school went from too much food to not enough food. Last year we had almost each compartment filled with two things. This year (2012) each area on our tray went down. Now we have empty surfaces on them. The first time we had pizza, they put red and green peppers on them and also onions. It was disgusting... almost no one ate it. What if they could make it better? They should check and make sure the apples are ripe because somtimes they are "yuck". They should take the oranges out of the salads and put cheese on the broccoli. I really hope that the school lunches will get better.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  19. Hunter

    I think that our lunches are to small they should give us bigger slices or pizza or whatever. I think this is dumb its not the school fault kids are getting fat. its all parnets fault so blame them

    September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • Mary

      Depending on the person and the parent, the parent may be to blame but parents shouldn't be all to blame. It's not all there fault that their kid or kids are overweight

      October 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  20. Seth

    I also think that limiting school lunch calories is a good idea, but when they do that they cut the amount of food there is so kids are hungry about two hours after lunch

    September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • Courtney

      I soooo agree with you because the lunches are changing.
      And are getting worse.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  21. Ziyad

    I like the pizza. I don't like the sweet potato fries. i miss the pudding because I like the pudding.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  22. Sarah

    I think cutting calories too much would not be a good idea if the students had a sport or activity after school. They would need the proper amount of calories to make it through the day without getting sick.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • MIkayla

      After eating a school lunch for my lunch I get sick and I'm unable to make it through the day. So I have started to make my own lunch so I know I have enough food. My school doesn't provide enough food for me to make it through the day!

      September 28, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • Juan

        I'm never hungary in the morning, so i don't eat a big breakfast, I never have. So when lunch comes around I'm starving. And now, scince we dont get a lot to eat, I'm even more hungary at the end of the day.

        September 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  23. Kristin

    I agree I have been getting hungry after lunch

    September 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  24. Mr.Hartricks 2nd period class

    We think that school food is not enough to eat because sometimes the school food is not very appetizing and some children will throw there food away and be hungry later. Most student bring their lunches now-days beacuase they dont like the food that the school serves...in a way the school is loosing money because less kids are getting school food

    September 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Hailey

      Our school is losing money too

      September 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  25. Julia

    I think cutting some calories on school lunches is a very good idea because at most middle and high schools there is no recess and by the time the day is over your food is settled and consuming too many calories is not good and it is not helping Americas obesity rate so being healthier is always good.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  26. Iain

    I think that it's a great idea to cut calories and boost healthy eating as well as lowering the amounts of people with obesity and bad eating habits. let's put an end to obesity!

    September 28, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  27. Jacob

    I think we should change the school lunches but i do miss the pudding because Ii love pudding .

    September 28, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  28. william

    i agree about limiting lunches becouse theres a lot of fat kids and stuff

    September 28, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Will

      I kind of agree with that, but it shouldn't be the governments choice to do that, that is you're own choice, if someone doesn't want to be fat, they shouldn't rely on the government to rely on. They need to change that on their own. But if the government wants to cut lunches, they can, and did. If they don't think that they are getting enough food for their bodies, they can take their own lunch. For the people who don't want to be fat, but are, might think the change is a good thing, because it helps them. I'm not saying that all people who do think it's a good thing is fat though. You do have a point william and i like it. I'm not fat at all and i think that the change is a good thing because it might help people with their eating habits and become healthier people.

      September 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Jaren

    I like more fruit. I don/t like pudding and chips because they are not good.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  30. Gavin

    there defiantly not giving kids enough to eat. kids want to eat at lunch to be full. the schools are not giving enough to do so. some kids who dont drive stay after school from about 3 to 10 at night with a empty stomach. kids have after school sports that they wait for while they are hungry the whole time.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  31. Herman

    I think the school lunches are good, but I miss eating the pudding and Sun Chips. I like the sweet potato fries. They changed the menu – I don't like it and really want them to change it back. This is why our football team is losing!

    September 28, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Blake

      Solution= BIGGER BREAKFAST!

      October 1, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Mary

      Football team is losing....

      October 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  32. connor

    the school lunches are great i like the watermelon and honey dew

    September 28, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  33. sarah

    I think Julia is right because Americas obesity rate is so high it scars me and i hope cutting school lunch calories can be a little step to something big.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  34. Jared

    I think it's a perfect amount of food but the food is to bland it needs some spice or something

    September 28, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  35. Lindsay

    I think, that if we are hungry we should get as much food as we want. Its our responsibility to watch what we eat, if we want to be obese then we will be obese.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:23 am |
    • Cloudia

      I agree, it's a free country.

      September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • tim

        i totally disagree

        September 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • Emily

      I agree. Our body size is our own personal issue. The schools don't have to control our meal plans.

      September 29, 2012 at 12:09 am |
      • Mary

        That's totally true, but sometimes that could just get out of hand and sadly the US is getting out of control because the amount of intake we consume

        October 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Jake

      I think your right, if we get fat it's our fault. The government needs to back off.

      October 1, 2012 at 7:54 am |
  36. Taylor

    The school lunch is limited. Yes, i agree with it, but it still isn't enough to eat. I am a child that is fit yes, but i have to eat because of my sugar and with the amount the school give i will not make it. I pass out if i don't eat well sooooo yeah

    September 28, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  37. Austin24

    yes i have seen a difference from last year to this year and i am hungry i am going to start bringing my school lunch

    September 28, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  38. Kaylie

    I do not agree with our lunches being limited. I'm fit and I do not get enough to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • nate

      well im fat and i get enough to eat

      September 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  39. Austin

    I think we have a perfect amount of food but we should get to choose what we eat . We should have a salad bar . I know that people are getting obese but we should get to choose what we eat its our lives.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Sydney

      yes

      October 1, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  40. Anthony

    I think that school has a perfect amount of food, it just doesn't taste that good. I only eat a little bit and when I get home I am starving for dinner.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  41. John

    I like salad, but only the teacher's get the spicy ranch dressing now.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Anthony

      I like salad too. I think the schools need to add a salad bar or at least more salad.

      October 1, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  42. Leon

    I don't think we should limit the school lunch calories. It is the parents who are not limiting the amount of junk food their kids are taking in and letting the kids eat "their heart out" at home and not at school. Also I do not think that the non-obese population should suffer from the smaller portions like me.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  43. Mitch

    I dont think we get enough food but, it depends on the meal. I think they sould at lest have more protein in our meals.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  44. kelsey

    I think my school gives us just enough food on the tray. And they have very healthy food and the have one pice of meat on the tray every day. But I really dont like the schools food so im pack mostly all the time but when i do it the schools food im full for at least 7 hours

    September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  45. Brianna

    I like school lunches. I eat the veggies like greenbeans. I miss the chips.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  46. theodore

    There is a perfect amount of food just some of the food is discusting i do not like the schools food.
    i wish someone would make us something whith a little more spices and maybe two slices of pizza or something

    September 28, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  47. Holley

    I miss chips, pudding, french fries, and yogurt. Sweet potato fries are so good for me and I love the pizza and I love chicken wings and salads.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  48. Joshua

    The cafeteria isn't getting us enough food to eat. I am always hungry after I have eaten all of my lunch, including the fruits and vegetables. The U.S. Government needs to find a better way to control obesity.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • Rachel

      I agree! The U.S. Government does need to find a better way to control obesity!!!

      September 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Colby

      I totally agree! The goverment should fiknd a way to control...but I also think that it is causing obesity, but we all should be able to choose our type of life....

      October 1, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  49. Michael

    There is enough to eat,its just nobody likes it and brings thier own lunch.They might just not want to eat,maybe they are allergic to things thier school uses in their food,or maybe they hate lunch food they have.Nobody knows what they want execpt them.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  50. Sydney

    I disagree with the changes in school lunches because the law makes the serving sizes smaller, and it isn't filling. The amount of food that they give us is more fit for kindergarteners than middle school students.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  51. Ornat Class 2

    My scholars viewed the CNN Student piece on student lunches today and all agreed that they are hungry after lunch. One student said they only recieve one main item, one vegetable, and one piece of fruit. They haven't noticed a great change between Elementary and Middle School food choices. One bright scholar believes the students should mobilize and advocate for more diverse food choices.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  52. Erica

    Ilike picking out my food in the cafetra. I eat broccoli.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  53. Christian

    I disagree with limiting school lunches. i get hungry like 2 periods after lunch. i started bringin snacks to school since the first week because i get so hungry. they should let us choose what we want to eat, its a free country.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  54. Jason

    I have noticed the changes in the school lunches this year because I am a active athlete. My family doesn't have the fund to buy home made meals. So I get the school lunches because they are cheeper. But what is good to get lunch that doesn't even feed me enough for practice afterschool?

    September 28, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  55. Jason

    I have noticed the changes in the school lunches this year because I am a active athlete. My family doesn't have the funding to buy home made meals. So I get the school lunches because they are cheeper. But what good is it to get lunch that doesn't even feed me enough for practice afterschool?

    September 28, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  56. Bree

    I agree with cutting down school calories and lunches. There are a lot of children 16 and under that are very uncomfortable with their bodys, That's sad at this age.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  57. gabrielle

    i think the school lunches. they should eat their food instead of wasting they food its a waste of money. and their parents money

    September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  58. Keagen

    School lunches have gotten to small. kids are getting hungry after lunch, and those with after school sports have to play sports while hungry. People consume calories more at home than at school. So schools giving us less food for lunch is doing nothing.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  59. christian

    i agree but instead of putting more food on there plate you should put vegetables or fruit or maybe even allow them (if they are not completely full) to get another serving.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  60. Kenny

    I think that people should be smart and eat the food that they are given so there not hungery after lunch and blame it on the lunch people. That's what I think.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • Brittney

      I disagree with you because the cooks need to get better food for us and I think thats why kids eat alot when they get home. The government needs to supply better and healthier food that actually tastes good!!!!!!!

      October 1, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  61. Clarence

    I don't think kids are obese because of school food, but the decision they make outside school. The food choices do not taste good and it is just making people throw it away. They are really just trying to get us to buy more a la carte food items. The school lunch price is the same but for less food also.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • Tetra

      I agree. Much has to do with parent's examples and genetics, too.

      ~Tetra

      September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  62. Brett

    I agree with it because if you cut down on calories it will help put a stop to obesity. I think the kids are still hungry after lunch because they only eat the parts that they like, and they don't eat the fruits and vegetables

    September 28, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  63. jake

    the lunch calories are low at my school I guess

    September 28, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • Blake

      That is true, they are lowering the calories in the lunches.

      September 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  64. Jordan

    With time, students may end up getting used to it. Of course with a sudden change in food portions, we're bound to feel somthing different (Empty Stomache) Suggestion being, Just be Paitent, you'll grow and adapt to whats given.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  65. Takoda

    I agree school lunches should give the calories we need and we should get a healthy snack

    September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  66. Luke

    School lunch's should be healthy for the students and staff. Lowering the calories will help them be ready to do there work and be in a good mood.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  67. daniel

    I think that we should have more to eat at school like a snack bar or a salad bar so we wont be so hungry.And also Carl you should ask our principals at our school and tell them we think they should give us more lunch to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  68. Magaly

    I think we do have enough to eat but since they say food with alot of grease in it,makes you fuller thats why people think we dont get enough to eat since there giving us "healthier" food...

    September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  69. Derrick

    in my school we barly get enough food for maybe a snack? it costs so much to eat at school and barely get anything to eat at all and its way cheaper to go buy your own food and actually get a good meal that will be filling or atleast to stop the hunger untell later. the schools arent supplying there students with enough food to eat and eventauly no one will want to eat at school because no matter what the calories are if they dont like it then they wont eat it and we all know we all have a picky side with food.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  70. Austin

    I have noticed the change in our food ways and the diets. Right now, we are not getting enough food and there is to many choices on the vegetables. I agree with the school calories idea but I can`t stand not getting to eat as much food as I did last year.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  71. Vicente

    we do have enough to eat especially with all the fruits they give us like grapes

    September 28, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Emma :)

      you guy are lucky

      September 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  72. Andrea

    I teach high school. Due to the new restrictions many students have quit buying school lunch, and either bring food in with them in their bookbags or don't eat lunch at all. We have many students, particularly athletes, who are starving by mid-practice b/c their school lunch wasn't enough to keep them full through practice.
    Students are also choosing to spend money in the vending machines rather than pay for food that they don't like and don't want to pay for.
    The quality and taste of the food has been affected along with the change in portion size. On average, a teenage boy can burn up to 1000 calories in a day. Limiting school lunch calories is not a smart way to insure academic success b/c how can a student perform well when he or she is hungry?
    School used to be in the one place a child was guaranteed NOT to go hungry. Since these changes, we see many–and I'm talking TONS of kids going hungry.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  73. Ornat Class 3

    My scholars feel that their school lunch is unacceptable and needs to be reformed. One hundred percent of my scholars feel hungry after lunch. They see the food as being too expensive for the low quality. The hotdogs are green, the hot sauce tastes like rubber, and there is no salt and pepper provided. My scholars want more diverse choices and a longer lunch period.

    September 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  74. Mr. Reap's Class

    Our class feels that the school lunches have declined in quality. Further, we are forced to take fruits and veggies even if we do not want them. While the idea is nice, it is hard to force high school students to eat things they do not want. What is even more disturbing is the amount of WASTE this is creating. Many of us see students throwing away perfectly good food that they are forced to take when there are many people around the world who would benefit from it. Please change these policies and let us make our own lunch choices!

    September 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  75. Parker

    Ithink school lunch is Healthy

    September 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Abby

      I agree. Even though I'm brought every day, I think they put healthy stuff on there like carrots, broccoli, and grapes. They have a container that contains apples or bananas. I used to be tray so when I was done getting my tray I would get an apple from the container. But sometimes it was soft and yucky.

      October 1, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  76. christopher

    I notice that we used to have 2 things of food. We can only have one thing we can choose from one but I can understand because kids are getting big. I wish that we have water but the serve milk. I heard that water flushes your kidneys out and to drink a gallon a day.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  77. Britney

    I understand that Michelle Obama wants to cut down obesity. That’s obviously the reason why the food law was created. Indeed the food law is a key tool, but I personally never get full! As soon as the child gets home they head strait to the kitchen for more food. This is just ridiculous.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  78. stan

    I personally believe that our school should have more food choices because sometimes we are hungry like thirty minutes after we eat. I mean no harm to the school system but we should be able to enjoy foods that we actually like and enjoy. It’s bad enough that we are not able to eat when we want to so it should be fair that we can eat what we want. Our school’s principal should be ashamed that we don’t get filled when we eat. The government made a terrible choice.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  79. Parker

    School lunch are heathy

    September 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  80. Adam

    We don't get enough to eat in our school lunches.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  81. Jennifer

    I have noticed that our school has changed our school lunches. This is good, but also a bad thing. It is good because they give us more health foods. But some people do not eat them, they just throw them away. People who don’t eat so much health food would go hungry during their classes. They should have better food like cake, yorgert, and etc.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  82. Trevor

    I think it will be good because we can slow with all the Greece food. We need juice for and junk for breakfast and lunch to get the nutrients.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  83. Trevor

    . I think it will be good because we can slow with all the Greece food. We need juice for and junk for breakfast and lunch to get the nutrients.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  84. joe rines

    and my name is joe rines i like the teachers at truman high school but sometimes theyy are rude to there students and i get in trouble just because idnt want to be in class when they are yell ing the student i want to move elpaso texas with my uncle jimmy

    September 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  85. joe rines

    jimmy rines us soldier thank you to all those soldiers out there

    September 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  86. Jonathan

    i think kids should eat smaller meals because it will make you lose mure wright and then eat more heathier sacks if they are still hungery
    later in the day.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  87. Leah

    I don't eat school lunch i pack one but sometimes my friends that eat there some times get hungry

    September 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  88. Alex

    I have seen a good change because there are a lot more healthy
    foods like rice and strawberrys then pizza and chicken

    September 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  89. Jason

    I believe I do get enough food, but I seem to be always hungry. I eat all of my schoool lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  90. Reed

    I haven't noticed any difference because I bring cold lunch most of the time.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  91. Ashley

    I think we need more I am always wanting to go home so I can eat wich is not ok.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  92. Nelson

    Schools should give us more lunch I go back for more but that means that I have to spend more money.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  93. TaLeah

    Yes, it's now required to have fruit or vegetables at lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  94. Alex

    I really think there should be more food then they give us for school lunch. The also should give people food that is not old/outdated. If the food was healthier, it would be better for a lot of people.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  95. Emma

    I disagree because I get hungry at lunch

    September 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  96. Jalen

    I've noticed a little change. Like they make take a fruit or vegetable and you can't leave the lunch line without one and most kids don't even eat them. We're just wasting more money on food when we could be using that money for our education

    September 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  97. Jesse

    I dont see a lot of changes and i wonder if it could be that the chicken is proseced it's just not healthy I don't like it and no wer not getting enough food i want some changes.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  98. Elijah

    No that is why we have a snack bar do they can get more money. I rather bring my own lunch to get more. It taste bad to

    September 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  99. Jalen

    I've noticed a little change. Like they make you take a fruit or vegetable and you can't leave the lunch line without one and most kids don't even eat them. We're just wasting more money on food when we could be using that money for our education

    September 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  100. Zach

    No. the school lunch barely fills me up. I wait all day for lunch and I eat it in 5 minutes. I get lunch and after I go the vending machine. I think they should provide more food to students who purchases a school lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  101. Jade

    We had a snack bar line last year and we do this year too with all the same things so we haven't really changed foods even in the regular lunch line.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  102. Katie

    I dont eat school lunch because I am a vegitarian. School lunches are not healthy.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  103. Nathan

    I have noticed that people will pass the good foods and go straight to the junk foods and that the people that are hungry after lunch were usually the people that got the junk food.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  104. Bebi

    I think it is a good idea but my school has a snack line with a lot of really unhealthy food so people still eat unhealthy.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  105. Nina

    Yeah I do notice it are school is making us eat healthier and I'm glad they are finally turning around our schools lunches and making us healthier :)

    September 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  106. Edwin

    I dont get enough to eat to eat for lunch because the food is nasty. I think they should make the food here at school instead of re heating certain items.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  107. Cade

    I have noticed that there is less to choose from this year and seconds are a lot of money so it forces me to go to the snack bar which is all unhealthy.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  108. Austin

    I dont think we students get enough food for lunch. The food doesnt take good either.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  109. Skylar

    I've notice more people have been more hungry ever sense schools changed lunches. I feel they should change them back.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  110. Eunice

    I know that they are trying to make us eat healthy but, the just cant cut off our sweets like that.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  111. Luigi

    School lunches are gross. Now they're taking the calories away. Gross AND healthy. Yaaaaay...

    September 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • Jared

      The school lunchs are gross and heathy Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

      October 1, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  112. mondo

    yes I think kids are getting enough to eat

    September 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  113. Alex

    The schools serve lunch as a snack. Just to tide you over till dinner.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  114. kenzy

    Well I think that there has been a change in the school lunches because there making us have to get a fruit or vegtables

    September 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  115. Luke

    I haven't really noticed a big change in school lunches, but how would I really know, I take my own lunch from home anyway.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  116. Cheyenne

    I feel that its different for everyone because everyone has different eating habits. For me personally the school lunch is enough food and I like the different choices. Kids that dont get enough to eat should have the opportunity for more.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  117. Smiley

    I think its fine for kids to be what they want to be it doest matter if there chubby or stick skinny its who they are

    September 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  118. Austin

    I completely understand that the government is only trying to help out, but I don't think they should tell us what we can and cant eat. I have noticed my school lunches getting smaller. I think the people in the government should keep there mind on more important things like the economy and creating jobs and not worry so much on what people put in there mouth!

    September 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  119. reynaldo

    I still see many kid pay for their lunch or they just go and play in the court area or just go to the library and play games, I never see them bring their lunch from home.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  120. cole

    I think I get enough to eat and only have a burrito.People need to cut back on food if there eating enough eat only a little at a time then your stomach get smaller

    September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  121. Tetra

    I have noticed a difference. Even though I normally take a lunch, I have gone to the cafeteria and ate before. Pizza slices are now whole wheat, and smaller. And I had spaghetti once and I ate the salad and green beans, plus the spaghetti, and I was still starving. There wasn't a crumb on my plate. I am really skinny, too. The portions aren't even big enough for first graders, and we are middle schoolers. I know most kids would eat probably four or five at least of Pizza Hut, yet they give us one tiny, low protein, low fat, low carbs slice. That tastes nasty.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  122. mat

    No we don't get a lot to eat at school school food today we had pizza and an ice cream cup that's it we have a salad bar but none of that food is good our school lunch cost 1.75 they need to give us more food.if food cost that much monet they should give us more

    September 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  123. Anna

    I love the calorie cut back,but if they want us to actually eat the food. Why not find a way for us to like it. Who eats beets...plain. That's what they gave us beet cooked. If you want to makes us eat healthily make it food

    September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  124. Chelsea

    I honestly don't mind the new way they are serving food. They are trying to get kids to be healthier. Its not like they are going to die just because they didn't get to eat a ton of food at lunch. If people don't like the portion size they should just bring lunch from home.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  125. Diana

    i have noticed a diffrence.last year i wasnt hungry after lunch but now i always am.its stupid that they changed it.its hard to learn while my stomach is growling and having to go through the rest of the day with that.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  126. Britney

    The School Lunches Are Good :]
    I Like All Fruits And Veggies
    :]

    September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  127. Noah

    Nobody is getting fed enough causing people to go home and eat a lot. Don't get me wrong, i do love veggies, but they don't even taste real. i think that increasing the calorie limit so that the main course can be bigger, would be better. this is a major problem to me, it would be nice to see a change..

    September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  128. Sebastian

    I really don't like this new calorie rule because i get hungry About 30 minutes after lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Austin

      I totally agree i get hungry after lunch too.I think we should get to choose what we get to eat .

      October 1, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  129. Angie

    What I think is that everyone should eat the amount of food that they need. You can't just eat everything u get full really easy, what I think is that we should have little snacks and eat them when we do get hungry. Most of all you get more hungry when you are playing a sport or just running around that's why students get hungry all the time.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  130. Addison

    I noticed school lunches have changed because of portion sizes. Many of the students are still hungry because they don't eat the food that is given to them.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  131. Matthew

    At my school I get a sub sandwich with lettuce, banana peppers, pickles, turkey, and mayo. But after that I usually get a brownie and that personally isn't enough for me because I eat a lot and im still average weight for a 13 year old guy.(:

    September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  132. Jonah

    i agree with andrea, school lunch is supposed to feed you, not starve you!

    September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  133. Carissa

    The portions of food at my school have gotten a lot smaller. If the school isn't going to provide kids with food they like, they'll just buy junk food other places, so there's no point in the school trying to cut down on the amount of calories served.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  134. Brad

    I have noticed a change in my lunch because i am still hungry after lunch. Last year the school lunch usually filled me up but now it feels like a snack that barely gets me till dinner time.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  135. Lila

    I eat cold lunch, because I think school lunches are bad for you, period. I look over every day at people who eat school lunch and I'm so glad I'm not eating that every day.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  136. Sancia

    I think that if a salad at McDonalds wasn't like six dollars and a double cheeseburger wasn't a dollar then maybe we wouldn't have such a high population of obese people.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  137. Josh

    I think that limiting the proportion size for lunch is wrong. I've noticed that during class my starts growling and its hard to stay focused in the educational process. They school board might just as well change the name from (Lunch time) to Snack time

    September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  138. stanley

    I bring my own lunch to school each and everyday because i think food is to pricey for the poor quality food.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  139. Nick

    I noticed that you can no longer serve yourself.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  140. Jacob

    I have noticed quite a change in the amount of food served for lunch at my school. I understand why our government is doing this, but as an athlete, I need a little more than what they are serving in order for me to make it through my practices. So I have started bringing my own lunch, and found this to be a great solution to this problem.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  141. katie

    i disagree with the school cafeteria. They put out too many vegetables and not enough good things. their pizza sometimes taste like cardboard. well at least i think it is nasty food

    September 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  142. mckelle

    im glad that they cut down on the food because then the kids wont get obese and then there parents try to sue the schools saying that there kid is to over weight because the school is feeding them to much food and leting then have to much junk food.but the real thing is the students just eat the faty foods and throw away all there fruits and vegies.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  143. Evelyn

    I think it's a good idea to cut down on calories, but I'm always hungry after lunch. The cafteria at my school has changed many items. And that includes the stuff we need to stay focused. So that's the bad part about cutting down on everything. And I think they should atlease give us something to keep us full.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  144. Kaylee

    Our Schools Lunches Aren't Enough By The End Of The Day I'd Say Half Of My School ONLY Ate Brownies For Lunch Also I Feel The Prices Of The Food Effects It In Some Way I Mean $1 For A Water Bottle But .25 For A Gatoraid I Mean That's Not Bad But Still Worse Then Water, .75 For A Brownie Isn't That Bad But I Guess That's The Point.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  145. Emily

    We did get changes in our school lunch.We get enough to eat because they make us get everything they serve.I wish they would give fresh water because the water from the water fountains tastes like clorox

    September 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  146. Johnathon

    I think my school needs to spend more money on the food and not the boxes they come in.The boxes are all fancy and when you open the box there is not enough to eat in it.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  147. Broy

    There Have Been Big Changes In My Schools Lunches. Nobody Seems Too Like It. We Only Have Lunch For Half An Hour And Everyone Seems To Be Starving By The Time School Ends... Something Needs To Change.

    September 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  148. Alicia

    Well some schools searve lots of food. In fact our school serves planty of food for us. Kids pack there own luch maube because it quicker. I think that the school lunches are plentey. And I mean what kid is not hungrey after school, even if the pack there own lunch or buys the school lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  149. Rachel

    I miss the old lunches. We use to have good food, like pizza and chips. They don't have much of that anymore. And students can't seem to focus when their hungry!

    September 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  150. Cynthia

    I have not seen any changes in our school lunches and thats why I bring my own lunch. The school lunches dont taste good for one and they don't look very nutritous or even edible. So I want the school lunches to change so I can actually enjoy a school lunch and be full afterward. Last year I found a little tiny bone in my chicken nugget and ever since I never ate the food in the cafeteria again. Hopefully they really do change the lunches because some students don't even eat at all during lunch time and I think that is a big problem.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  151. Anthony

    Yes, the food is unhealthy. Why offer us more if it is unhealthy.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  152. Abby

    I think my School does NOT supply enough food. I'm always hungry after lunch and after school, my stomach hurts because I'm hungry. I think my school needs to be like it was before.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  153. Elizabeth

    I have not noticed changes in our school lunches because I bring my own lunch. The school lunches dont look nutritional and they dont taste good either. I have heard from a friend that they have raw hamburgers and too many bones in the chicken. Those examples are why people dont eat lunch. Alot of kids who dont bring lunches from home dont eat at all and I think that is a problem. It is not healthy for them at all. So, hopefully they will change the school lunches so people wont starve at lunch, or get food poisoning. To finish this comment up, I would also like to put that people arent even full after lunch and they go home and devour there food they have from home. Thank you for listening.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Jaqueline

      I have the same problem at my school and I TOTALLY agree with her!!!! Once I almost ate a green cold hotdog and I AM STILL GROSSED OUT!!!! The lunch foods to me arent even edible!!1

      September 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  154. Jose

    I think the food is enough to fill you up.The food is healthy.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  155. Josh

    I think people are getting to "used" to eating more then they should outside of school. So students are feeling like they are getting enough to eat with a school lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  156. Vanessa

    Well I do agree that we shouldn't eat so many calories if we aren't going to work them off. Instead of giving us less food to eat, just give us healthier choices. I don't think it's completely the schools fault though. Many children just go home and eat more. So, I don't think it's a good think to cut down on food just more healthy choices..

    September 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  157. Nani

    The amount of food is ok, but the taste is awful. I dont like to waste food, but I just grin and bare it.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Amelia

      I hate the taste of our school lunches,too. I just eat what I want and give away the rest because I have friends that would gladly take it.

      October 1, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  158. bennett

    i disagree because hungry kids dont wanna learn because there only thinking about there stomachs

    September 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  159. Carl

    hi im carl and i think the lunches are fine just sometimes they taste gross.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  160. Jasmine

    I think that the government should not get in to our eating habits I think that what we eat is what we eat and the government needs to leave it alone.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  161. Meaghan

    Yes, I have noticed changes. For some reason my school has cut down on their choices for lunch. They don't taste very good and they're not even nutricous. I have started to bring my own lunch because of this.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  162. Emma :)

    I think our school doesn't give us enought to eat. They dont even give us seconds and i have a big belley and i need a lot of food.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  163. Tristan:)

    I think our school does have enough to eat because we got our tray full and sometimes we get veges because it matters what you are having for lunch and we like the food at our school.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  164. robyn

    i think that some times they do but other times they don't. so i think they should add a bit of food but not alot or make us 2 meals!

    September 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  165. Tristan:)

    And we also have a slupply of fruits.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  166. Chris

    Yes i did notice that they tried to make lunches healthier but instead of making it healthier they made it smaller to lower calories. Now we aren't getting enough to eat and we aren't getting our moneys worth of food. Also we start to get tired and hungry with in two hours after eating lunch. I think they should either lower prices so we can get a snack or make it healthier and give us more food.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  167. Apple

    Yes, i have noticed some bad changes here in our school. First of all, Bad food choices are happening in lunch and BTW the breakfast is rotten and expired! So i recommend to bring your own lunch even though it is not healthy. But nutrition foods are okay but not any fat foods like 825 calories in the High School that they serve. I am a teacher, and my students want to be healthy like athletes who serve in the US Olympics. Also the foods they serve are really small so this is why bad changes are happening in my school.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  168. Tazbah :)

    OMG, my school's lunch is very unfilling too. I see what you mean. I bring my own lunch every day because, I refuse to eat my school lunch. Bleah.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  169. Andrew

    I think are school is not giving us enough to eat and for breakfast we don't even get seconds we should have seconds and for lunch we do get seconds but i'am still hungry and other people are probably too.I also want seconds for breakfast and other people probably do and that concludes my blog

    September 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  170. Isaak

    I am getting enough to eat. The only diference is that the bun and the crust on the pizza is whol grain. My school is small so lunches dont cost as much and half or more is homemade. Also our teacher lets us have a snack everyday so we dont get hungery. This is Isaak sharing my opinion. ;)

    September 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  171. bailey

    hi, so at our school i have noticed ALOT of changes. like:
    1) the peas that i got today were FROZEN!!!!! they still had frost on them! they could at least spend 2 minutes cooking our food!
    2) a few weeks ago, we had a chicken ceaser salad, with lettuce on the bottom, some parmesan cheese, and little chicken pieces. i didnt get any chicken, and my friend who was sitting next to me, and the supposedly chicken was HAM!!!!
    3) there was also hair in my cheese!!!! GRODE!! IT HAPPENNED 2 DAYS IN A ROW!
    thanks for reading this :)

    September 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  172. Rutta

    My school has the the same food .I think they should put vegetables in my school .Kids need to eat more vegetables and stop eating chips .

    September 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  173. Waleel

    I disagree with the portion of foods. Kids get really hungry very quickly so they need more food. I also want to say that they need more healthy options becuase child obesity is really high.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  174. chazz

    i think the students should have higher proportions for their lunches at school and should to able to pick the healthy lunches instead of just having to order it.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  175. Tristan

    I am Lactose-Intolerant. This really effects me because I am forced to buy either a vegetable or soy milk. Today they ran out of the type of soy milk I like, so I couldn't get a drink unless I gave up my fruit. Lucky for me, a cafeteria lady bought a water for me. Therefore, I think this is very unfair, especially for students with food allergies/intolerances.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  176. marquise

    I have noticed the difference because at my school they give out small amounts of food that does not hit the spot.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  177. poly

    i've seen change in the foods in my school. Food has got better but the amount they give us seems to little. I think school should give more food to kids. Because we dont know there eating situation when there out of school.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  178. Brooklyn

    My school's lunches have not changed but sometimes I feel like I don't get enough to eat. But the plates at my school are somewhat smaller than regular plates

    September 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  179. NiCk

    yes i have seen a change and i don't like it they should give us mover food people need to eat you cant work on an empty belly

    September 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  180. Anthony

    I have actually and I dont like it and if kids are obese than that is fine it is thier life and they can do what they want with it!

    And on the other hand keeping healthy is also a good thing so no one will get diabetes.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  181. Heather

    I don't see a difference in my schools lunches, it either you get a lunch or you buy something else.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  182. Gabby

    I don't get school lunch but I have noticed my friends are getting less food. When they get less food, they pick off of my plate.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  183. missy

    I don't eat at school only sometimes. But when I do I get full. But then again I don't have as big an appetite as a bigger kid would so therefore I can say it is enough for me.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  184. Autumn

    My school gives us a lot of food for lunch, and healthy foods are an option for children to eat, but kids don't want to eat healthy food, so they skip right over it. Or they might not. I don't know, I bring my lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  185. juan

    i notice that our lunch's at our school is getting better because there making us eat sandwishes that r good for you.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  186. hanna

    I think that they should not have a limit because some kids need extra food or maybe they would be more awake then if you were to limit their diet well thats what i have to say about it.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  187. Audrey

    I really haven't noticed any changes. I think that it's a good idea, kids should have better are eating habits and have smaller sized portions.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  188. Jake

    I think its ok to have a restricted amount of food because many children are getting Obese

    September 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  189. Will

    Last year my school had so many great things to eat like pizza and cheeseburgers,but this year we have to get a fruit or vegetable and sometimes they don't sever on I will eat so it is wasting food.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  190. Mckenna

    having school lunches healthier is great but students take fruits and veggies and having my lunch ladies tell me to go back to get more is crazy.If im not going to eat it then whats the point in wasting food.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  191. Jessie

    I believe kids should eat more of there lunches but it depends on how hungry they really are because if there really hungry they should eat a lot but on the other hand some of the kids could just be complaining.

    September 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  192. amanda

    i do not get full at lunch. I saw that one episode of dr. Oz with Michelle obama and she says its healthier i think it is to, but i think children need to get full at lunch time. And besides the more your hungry the more you eat sweets which is not healthy for you.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  193. McKenna

    My school has had a very big change in our lunches. We can't go through the line without picking a fruit or vegetable(which costs extra). Also there are smaller portions,which sometimes the students pay extra money for more food. Most of the students are going back to packing lunches,including me.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  194. Zoua

    There has been a huge change in school lunches and I think that it was a great idea. Changing our daily calories benefit us by not eating over our limit nor under if we eat all that is given. It reduces obesity and although students may not like it, at least it is healthier for us.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  195. Marko

    I have noticed the difference and I do not agree with this because we are teenagers and we have a high metabolism, this allows us to eat more than average adults, but it doest mean we can eat anything we want.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  196. Ryley

    In my opinion I think the wrong problem is being focused on it is about the lifestyle not how much is eaten.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  197. Jessica

    the new school menus aren't nearly as good as they were. All the furits that they're serving now are never ripe, and most kids probably don't much care for the types of veggies the schools now have to serve. kids aren't eating nearly as much and most kids that i know are taking cold lunches now. I think i might start doing the same.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  198. Mrs. Murphy's class (Cut Bank, MT)

    We think elementary kids may be getting enough to eat, but high school kids are not, especially the kids who have practice after school. When we're hungry after school, some of us make poor choices eating unhealthy foods. Then, we're not hungry for dinner. For some kids around here, lunch is their main meal of the day because their families don't have enough money for groceries. So, they need a good lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  199. Ekho

    My school added a salad bar. I thank that's great and all, but not everybody likes salad, plus it only helps the people that actually eat salad.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  200. Tessa

    The school lunches are to small now that they changed. i can understand why they want kids to eat less calories, and I think that's great. But, kids also need to have enough food to keep them form going hungry again 10 minutes later. The schools need more food, whether it's healthy or not.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  201. Noah

    My school only puts on one part of the bun on our maid rites(sandwiches) but the full bun on everything else, its just wheat.I ont get why its just the one part of the bun.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  202. Nicholas

    we don't get feed enough and it better to bring our own lunch because we can pack it ourselves

    September 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
    • lil jimmy

      you know your right because we'll be still hungry after lunch

      September 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
      • Nicholas

        we really don;t get feed much so it's better to pack our own lunches

        September 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  203. Brian

    I think they should get more food cause kids don't have much to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  204. Tucker

    I have seen my school making better more delicious lunches. I think it is good there making better lunches. I think it is good for the school. I THINK IT IS REALLY DELICIOUS!

    September 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  205. Anonymous

    Logan,
    I think the students should be able to eat and get full ,not eat just fruits a vegatabies and not get enough to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  206. Joseph

    I have seen a HUGE difference in breakfast and lunch. :D

    September 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  207. Emily

    I don't agree with limiting school lunch calories.We should be able to pick what we eat it's OUR body NOT yours. You pick what you eat I pick what I eat.After lunch I'm still hungry, but I eat ALL my food.I have to eat more to be full now because of the calorie limit.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  208. Oseas

    I think that the government should not have to do this because the students should pick there lunch and is there choose to do what. It also is not cool to do this because everybody has their free to do what they want.

    September 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  209. andrea

    only people who want eat healthy well, let them be healthy, junkfood people are junk food people my teacher mr.michel wants us to be big and strong so it really doesn't matter you know that old saying you are what you eat well, its also true.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  210. Shae

    You see CNN, my school, along with other schools, give us processed food. In my opinion. I have started to bring hime lunches because of the loss of food. They make sure that you "have 3 items everyday", but you see school, we are growing... we need to eat! I know that the calories are at a limit, so if that is all they will give us, why don't they just get different products or something? I just wish they would make a change in the government!

    September 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  211. Dusk

    Kids are getting hungry after lunch for two reasons. Yes, one is because school doesn't give enough food but the other is because no one will even EAT school lunches at my school because it tastes so bad. The food that IS halfway decent isn't enough to keep you full because there's barely any of it. Kids are hungry because they wont eat the food that tastes bad and you don't get enough of food that does taste decent.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  212. Eleanor

    I think its a bad idea, because alot of people can't focus on an empty stomach when they're bearly feeding us.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  213. Ariana

    I have seen a change in our school lunch and it's caused almost half of our school to bring a lunch with more food so even thought they changed it people can still most likely get obese.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  214. max

    there have been lots of changes in the school lunches trying to make them healthy. For example we have wheat buns and are required to have a serving of vegetables or fruits but some people just throw it away.Some people do not even get a lunch, not having any money, so it kind of is up to students. If you do not remember your lunch number you have to go to the end of the line until you remember it but if you dont remember it, you don't eat lunch.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  215. Nneoma

    I think that the idea of cutting calories is great but this is not the right approach! I often see my classmates hungry and tried for the rest of the day because of the smaller portions.

    September 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  216. Alanna

    If the government wants to get kids to eat healthy, then they need to give us healthier options instead of just taking away things like our french fries and not giving us anything to fill that void. Our meals have gotten smaller, not healthier. I am convinced that I have spent more money on snacks out of the vending machine this year than I have on my actual "lunch", and this is even after having a full breakfast in the morning. I am all for fewer calories, but not if it means that my stomach will still be growling after I return to class.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  217. Jessica

    In my school, the lunches have always been pretty unhealthy. They serve some kind of potato side with every meal, every day. Not to mention the pizza being the consistency of cardboard. With this new calorie limit, the options will probably only get worse, even if it means the food will be a little bit healthier. Although lunches are not always under the school’s control, they should try to make the meals both delicious and nutritious.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  218. Morgan

    I think that students should have the right to pick what they want to eat if they want to eat pudding instead of fruit let them...I think that if a student wants to watch his diet he can but i dont think that the goverment should make you wach your diet...Students should get what they want to eat beacause if you give them veggies and stuff they willl probably throw them away therfore wasting food.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  219. Sarah

    after are class watched this subject everybody started saying that are school lunches don't offer enough variety and they taste horrible because of all the health changes and fewer cal. i aslo agree my self because i think eating healthy should at least taste good! :3

    September 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  220. Sonia

    I have noticed that our scool lunch have been getting smaller.Iget hungry after school so I have to buy more snacks , and this much more unhealthy. I think it is right to lower the calorie level but you should just get a food that has just as much but healthier.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  221. Tom

    Lately school lunches have not been able to fill me up and with the school lunch prices so high, lately I' ve been packing my lunch

    September 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  222. Devi

    I think that my school gives us enough lunch. The reason that kids get hungry, is because they don't eat everything that is given to them. I am currently a sophomore in high school and I buy lunch every now and then, but I see my friends buy lunch everyday.We are a bunch of soccer girls, so if the school lunches keep us energetic until 7 at night, then kids should have no reason to be hungry again!

    September 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  223. Katelynne

    I have seen a great change in the lunches. The portions have gotten smaller causing me to have to buy from the al carte at my school. Maybe this isn't about having students eat healthier and the obesity in America but the money the schools need. Perhaps they are serving smaller portions, so students will buy more, making more money.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
  224. Victoria

    I have been packing my lunch for 3 years now, mainly because the food was just bad or either had not taste. Plusevery day I walk in the lunch room it smells terrible.........

    September 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  225. Logan

    I think that kids should be able to get full and go for seconds on the main meal. When we have a healthy snack we should be able to have ranch with broccoli and celery. We do not need the government telling what to eat. I think teaching healthy eating habits is good, but do not mandate it.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  226. Fortune

    Lunches at my school are getting smaller. I used to be ok with one slice of pizza, now I need to eat more than one meal in order to get a full lunch and even bring something from home to eat.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  227. Savannah

    I Think The Schools Aren't At Fault Here The Students are The Who Choose To Pick only A Pizza And Nothing Else When the Have A choice To Have Fruit Or A small Salad So The School Doesn't Have To Increase The Food That Students Eat when They Have The Choice.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  228. Zoreily

    There's both a good side and a bad side to limiting the calories that student's eat, The good side is that students wont have to consume a whole lot of calories as usual. But the downside is by limiting the calories and replacing them with healthier foods that have less calories will completely make the students feel like they are not getting much too eat because there a certain things students will not go near or get that food. The conclusion is that people are just used to getting served foods many calories than getting served foods that have less calories.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  229. Alex

    I don't buy school lunches at my school because i did see a difference in the school lunches and the difference isn't good, they should just use the the same amount of calories and put more good foods with less calories.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  230. Alex

    I see the difference in scool lunches and it always makes me hungry after lunch, so I just started bringing my own lunch. Plus it isn't up to others or the goverment to decide what we can eat or what we can't.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  231. Alex

    I see the difference in scool lunches and it always makes me hungry after lunch, so I just started bringing my own lunch. Plus it isn't up to others or the goverment to decide what we can eat or what we can't.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  232. Danielle

    my highschool has been have more healthy foods like fruits and I think that the schools should let the kids pick how much they want so this way they get enough to eat but also make right choes

    September 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  233. Inga

    Getting enough to eat is an issue, although I think that a bigger issue is getting enough time to eat. One of my friends sat down after being in line for school lunch right as everyone else was leaving, but I also do think that cutting calories is not the way to handle obesity, especially in middle schoolers like me.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  234. Jessica

    The school lunch might have changed but it's for the better . Too many calories aren't good and too little calories aren't good either , still we should try and eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. My school lunch has changed and they are serving more fruits and also juice , if you get a healthy breakfast in the morning then with just a little healthy serving for lunch will fill you up .

    September 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
  235. Maya

    I am getting less food at school and it really bothers me how the government is taking over our lives by limiting what we eat. Limiting calories may cut down on the amount of food given therefore making kids hungry and perform worse during school. If the lunches are smaller kids may start to pack their own lunches with more food. Also, giving kids healthier food does not mean that they want to eat it. Kids can throw away their entire lunch if they do not like the food.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  236. Chelsea

    I don't get enough to eat because school lunches aren't very good. One time i looked at my burger and the meat was totally pink so i didn't eat it.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  237. Madison

    At our school we get served lunch at 12:35 so we are very hungry when we get to lunch. But we only get served 2 sides and about 5 ounces of meat. We are hungry again by recess.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  238. Madison

    Is there any way you can help us?

    September 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  239. Isabel

    The portion sizes are smaller than they where last year . You all so have to have a fruit or vegetable.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  240. Mikehawk

    If you eat everything off of your plate, you wouldn't get hungry. I eat all of my food at school and I don't get hungry until i get home.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  241. Philip

    Even though it is not as big of a problem, there are many students who are under-weight, too. If they restrict school portions, they are not only affecting people who are already okay, but also those who need to gain weight as well.

    September 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  242. Maddy

    I think our school lunches should have the same amounts of food, they should just be healthier.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  243. Maria

    Our school lunches are not good. At the beginning of the year we had to take a fruit and a vegtable even if you didn't eat. I mean give that to the people who want it. If you didn't get a fruit they would make you go back in the line and get one.

    September 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  244. Abbie

    I do not think that the schools give us enough to eat. Each year the amount of food we get decreases while the price increases!

    September 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  245. Rachel

    I don't think the student can blame the schools for being hungery after lunch, because school lunchs has enough food for the students to eat. The students just dont eat at school like they should.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm |
  246. Lane

    The new changes to our school lunch includes adding more fruits and vegetables while cutting back on fat and carbs. Students who dislike fruits and vegetables don't eat them and are hungry and hour after lunch. To solve hunger my shcool features and Al La Carte. This cart contains foods that taste good and are bought for only a quarter. This cart should be added to every school so stuedents don't leave lunch hungry.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  247. Michelle

    I think my school's lunches is the perfect portion size. I don't understand why people are saying that it isn't enough. The cafeteria food is packed with carbs and calories so a small amount of the food is the proper serving. I think what causes obesity in kids is the lack of portion control. So what if you are hungry for a couple of hours? When you get home, have a healthy snack like a piece of fruit. Why do kids always have to feel full all the time? At my school, a piece of fruit is offered to you along with the lunch. Most kids don't take it, but if they are hungry, they should eat the fruit rather than chips from the vending machine. When they eat the fruit they will notice how they know they are still hungry but they don't feel it. Children complain that they're STARVING but I think they are just exaggerating.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
  248. Erika

    Since we have the ability to leave campus to go get food and come back, that's what a lot of people do instead of eating at school. Our lunches aren't all that bad sometimes but when you get your food and eat it its not enough because you still get hungry or still are hungry.

    September 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  249. Emily

    I have noticed some changes from middle school to high school this year. It seems like the foods that are served are unhealthy and, I think, sometimes, inedible. Just because the school system has to feed us healthier 'foods' doesn't mean that they can't be good. I think that because they aren't as good as some used to be, most kids just throw away the food and still end up hungry if not more hungry. Most people are starting to pack their own lunches that are filling and healthy.

    September 29, 2012 at 12:06 am |
  250. Johann

    When it comes to childhood obesity, it all boils down to personal choice. If a kid's parents want him/her to be obese, so be it. That's their decision. I do not believe that the government has any right in which to tell us how much to eat and what to eat.

    September 29, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  251. Johnathan

    I think we are not getting enough food. Us kids are bring are own lunches till they change the menu. Its time to start eating animal and be mad as animal.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:56 am |
  252. Daniel

    I feel that school lunches are very small portions, and I'm 14, and I fell my 9-year old little brother eats more than me!

    September 29, 2012 at 1:57 am |
  253. Alex

    At my school I think we still have enough to eat, but the choices are limited to corn from a can, carrots from a bag, and frozen green beans. there are lmost no carbohydrates in our meals. I very much dislike the fact that the government is controlling what the kids eat. I believe that the schools or district should decide what to serve and how much to serve at lunch.

    September 29, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  254. sarah

    i think they have changed it too much. I stopped buying school lunch because i get hungry within the next hour. The laws they make are keeping kids hungry, not helping.

    September 29, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  255. Trevor

    There is definitely enough to eat. Although most kids will eat the food that tastes good and though away the fruits and vegetables.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  256. Sylvia

    I think that schools aren't giving students kids enough food because, kids aren't allowed to get what amount of food they want. We have to get one of any thing we want to eat that they serve. Kids are going hungry because, of these changes. Many kids are bringing their own food because they can bring what ever they want if their allowed by the approval of their parents.

    September 29, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  257. Andrew

    At my age and height I'm supposed to be having about 2500 calories a day. With this limit I need to eat 1700 calories worth which is very hard, and believe it or not, I'm not a fan of big macs. If I'm trying to get by on something actually healthy, like salad, I'd need to eat a ton. Instead, in order to reach that goal of calories, I need to eat something unhealthy with tons of preservatives and other unhealthy things. This just isn't right.

    September 29, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  258. Chris

    I don't agree because students should have a choice of what to eat and not to throw away lunches

    September 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  259. Holly

    I do see a difference in our school lunches. We can get as many fruit and vegtables as we want, but we can only reject two things. We have quite a few choices two choose from, and people get so many fruits and vegtables (because they dont get enough food) that they are throwing away more then last year. We are suppost to eat so many calories a day, and by cutting down lunches at school, our families have to buy more for dinner. Even the prices went up ten cents for the lunches,and we get less. Some people don't even eat to prove a point. A lot of kids are also bringing lunches from home. In many sports we play, we have to run a lot just because one person on the team did something not right. Every time we run, we burn more and more calories. We need begger lunches so people don't starve theirselves. The good athletes need more food at lunch and aren't getting what they need so they're practically becoming annorexic.
    If the person wants to eat a lot, that's their choice, it shouldn't be the governments choice.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  260. Joel

    I think it is such a big change, by changing school lunches, and I think when people are hungry, they need more food and not limited food.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  261. Mariyah

    I actually have noticed a change in our school lunch. They have became more healthy. We have more opinions & different kinds of food groups.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  262. Mariyah

    I honestly think they give us enough to eat but we just have lunch early so students become hungry again before school is even over.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  263. Bridget

    I am glad that the goverment cares about us and tries to keep us healthy, but they really shouldn't be limiting what we eat. Kids can't focus and pay attention in class if they are hungry! Alot of kids dont like veggies that much and thats all they serve you now.

    September 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  264. guy

    i think that we do get enough to eat for school lunchs.i also think if you dont like it you should pack your lunch.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • Mitch

      I disagree, I don`t think we get enough to eat....

      October 1, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  265. Madison

    I have noticed a different in schools food. I tghink that it is a bad thing even though we eat all of our food on our plates we are still hungry 5 minutes later after lunch.

    September 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  266. Mason

    Last year, I walked away from lunch full, this year, I'm hungry. I understand they want to be healthy, but now kids go home hungry and snack more. I think we should have more food. More lunch equals less snacking!

    September 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  267. Ebony

    The new law taking away unhealthy foods will never make a difference. Students either bring more food from home or buy from vending machines or snack bars.

    September 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  268. seth

    I think people should worry about how many calories they eat and give kids more food so they will not be hungry.School cooks want to give kids more food,but the calorie limit wont let them.They can't even give kids ranch for their dressing or they can pick mustard or ketchup not both! Kids before lunch are starving and all they can think about is food,nothing changes afterword.

    September 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  269. Wangna

    I have noticed the change in the school lunch and I think it has become better but after I finish eating, I sometime still feel hungry.

    September 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  270. Lizzy

    I noteced that at my school some kids throw away a lot of food, and I do to. It's beacause it doesn't taste good. We also have ahleates at our school who eat the same amout as everyone esle, but htey need more calories to participate in their sports. Thing is they don't get those calories, and as a result they become very hungry when they get home.

    September 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  271. Carolyn

    When they give us less food, we cant focus on school. We are focused on our empty stomachs, and not school.

    September 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  272. Haily

    Yeah , I totally see a difference in our school lunches ! It's outragious ! There's close to no food on my plate anymore ! I hate it ! I truly think government should stay out of schools ! I go home hungry everyday , because my lunch was more like a snack . Just because There are a few " over weight " people in the world , doesn't mean we all have to suffer .

    September 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  273. Alex

    I total disagree, with the school lunches. I'm an athlete, and i have athletics right after lunch. During athletics, i am starving during athletics. The government has no right telling us what we can and what we can't eat. It's our bodies not theirs. Its ok they are cutting down on sugar, but that doesn't mean to make it were we can't have any sugar.

    September 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  274. Chris

    In my school people have been wasting food and I think the school should stop serving big portions of food and focus on healthy foods

    September 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  275. Lexi

    As a student, I understand where other students are coming from. I don't think there is enough food, but we do need to reduce childhood obesity, and most kids just eat when they get home anyways. I know I do.

    September 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  276. Jordan

    Yes and it stinks kids I know have gone through the day empty stomached I think the goverment needs to put back the grains and stuff

    September 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  277. jesse

    I think its ok that they think about our eating. But they dont have the rights to tell us what to eat and not to eat.

    September 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  278. Maddy

    The portions given are sometimes enough but kids are not getting the nutrition needed and health our school has a rule to get fruit or veggies and they throw it away

    September 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • cloe

      i toattally agree maddy they should give us nutrition thats why i bring a cold luncg every day

      October 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • cloe

      I think that the food we have here is gross and doesn't taste good at all we need better food

      October 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • miranda

      I think that they shouldn't make the food portions smaller because we just don't get enough excersize like gym.

      October 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  279. Jacky

    Although the new government rules may be aimed to improve students' health, the different lunches served in schools today may not make much of a difference. Many students, including me, find these foods unsatisfactory. So, we either bring our own lunches, skip eating lunch all together, or eat at a fast-food restaurant after school.

    September 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  280. Mason

    Schools portians are way to small in my opinian. I used to go home full, now, i'm hungry. If lunches are to small, kids go home and have junk food as a snack, more lunch equals less snacks. And less snacks equal mor obbesity.

    September 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  281. Jennifer

    I've definetly seen a change in our school lunches. There is a ton of kids in front of the vending machines! Sometimes I have to shove myself through to eat my lunch. A lot of kids are NOT eating that many fruits or veggies!!!!!

    September 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  282. mike

    i think we should get more food because you cant really get a decent amount of food within the calorie limit and when it is in the calorie limit it isn't really that good

    September 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  283. Abbey

    I haven't really seen a difference in our lunches, besides that our rolls have been cut in half on chicken patty day, and that we now get a full bannana instead of half.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
    • sarah

      i love chiken patties yumm!!

      October 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  284. Young

    I agree with school limiting the calories student could take per a meal. However, it's not going to change what the students normally eat. Students don't get vegetables or fruit if they don't like. If the school wants to make their students to have healthy diet, it's not about the limit they write on a paper. They have to change the menus and stop giving students junk foods. If they don't, I don't think it's going to make any big process.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  285. Gavin

    I have definatly seen a differecnce in our school's lunches. To me, it's a good difference. We used to get so many sugary things for lunch, it was unbelivable. My family and I tend to eat healthy, nonsugary foods. So the changes in the school's lunches has definatly been less of a temtation for me.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  286. Carl

    i like the change in our school's lunches. It has inspired me to eat healthier.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  287. Tamia

    There has been some changes to school lunches. The options now are healthier which causes students to not like school lunches anymore. Most students want either more junk food or snacks.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  288. Mrs. C.'s second hour class

    Ashton says that the change is good. He thinks that the lunches could inspire people to eat healthier.
    Kelsey, Jasmine and Allysa say that the change is bad. They think that more people are going to starve because most people don't eat enough and end up burning it off at practice after school.
    Mathew thinks the change is good. He thinks that the people who don't do sports, like himself, eat less, so they are inspired to choose healthier things.
    The rest of the class thinks that the change is bad, because they are hungry by seventh hour and have to pay more for extras.

    September 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  289. Will

    The change in the school's lunches are bad because people who eat school lunches in my school are starving by the time two hours have passed

    September 29, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  290. Xai

    First off, I really want to say, that it is NOT the parents' fault that their children are obese, the child needs to take care of themselves at one point. Their parents will not always be there to tell their kid what to eat and what NOT to eat. However, I do agree that the school lunch has made a turn for the worse. I do have fast metabolism and I burn off the calories really fast, also, as many people have stated, the lunch is terrible enough that they don't want to eat it. They end up wasting food and wasting school funds. Then, there are also the people who bring their own lunches.

    September 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
  291. Bobbie

    We've definitely noticed a drastic change in out school lunch. We're forced to get two fruits, when we never eat them. They're basically asking us to waste food that could be used towards someone who doesn't even have any food. They also decreased the calories for this school year, and we have a lot of the same things every day. Also, even when they supply us with sandwiches, they give us fun buns to put them on. We always have wheat bread, and everythings much more developed.. but not necessarily in a good way.

    September 30, 2012 at 1:11 am |
  292. Dallas

    I believe we are getting fewer calories than we have before. School lunches have only got smaller and worse through the years. Even with the fruit, our lunches’ aren’t enough for most students. Athletic students need the energy and motivation to get them through practice or games, and with the less calories of the lunch, students are less motivated. Now a day’s students are all about their hobbies or after school activity, and with the right amount of food they can get through the day and feel joyful. With the new school lunches, students are packing and eating their own food. Fewer calories mean less energetic students or less athletic kids. In my opinion our school lunches need to have more but with fruit too. It is not hard to have more food and fruit to go with it, along with water or milk. Students shouldn’t have to deprived themselves of food and be miserable throughout the rough day. These new lunches are only making it worse for them to stay awake in class and go to any after school hobbies/sports. We need more choices, more food, and more food in our cafeteria then less of everything.

    September 30, 2012 at 4:39 am |
  293. Dallas

    Some kids look foward to eat at school because they cant eat at home. Now school lunch is terrible, so kids are going hungry!

    September 30, 2012 at 4:42 am |
  294. Kazuko

    Hi.Im a student in Japan.maybe you know, Japanese food is low calories, so we've never concerned about school lunch carolies. so im really suprised to hear the news. I think it's really big problem. You know, eating meat use a lot of a lot of water we cant see. now, the world face to 'not enogh water' problem. so we have to know how to eat in right way, good for envorioment way.. Using a lot of vegetable teach student how to cook and eat a lot of vegetable instead of meat, It's really important education! isnt it??

    September 30, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  295. Tabitha

    I think it's pretty much a universal thing that cafeterias make kids take all the necessary items in hopes that we'll actually eat it, but really all we do is waste it by throwing it away. I agree with the logic, and I understand that they're trying to make kids healthier, but the real kicker in this situation is that we just make our own decisions. No one can force us to like vegetables, and we go off our own preferences. It's kind of like how no one can force people to exercise–in the end, we make our own choices about our health habits. The school lunch issue can possibly make a small difference, but it's not like we're all suddenly going to become magazine-model healthy overnight.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  296. Sean

    I go to school in Minnesota and last year we had much more now we get so much less my school even went on a boycott this year

    September 30, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  297. Tim

    In all honesty, my new school lunch isnt that bad, they just removed french fries and now make you take a fruit or vegetable each day, im not one to grab an aple for lunch, but i find myself eating them more since the change.

    September 30, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  298. Jamesha

    Yes, i've noticed a change in my school's lunch. It can be good and bad. The good is it's healthy for us. We now have to get a vegetable, if not a fruit. The bad is not a lot students eat the school lunch. If they do, it's not enough that is being served.

    September 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  299. Jade

    I'm a student at a high school, and I think that there has been a change in school lunch. Over the past few years, there has been a drastic change, for the better. Wheat bread has replaced white, more vegetables are being served, ect. I don't eat lunch at school, although I do know many people who do. They are not generally happy with the quality or quantity given.

    September 30, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Chaz

      Sure you think that the change is for the better. You don't eat it!

      October 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  300. Madison

    I have noticed a change in schools food. I think that it is a bad thing because right now there is volleyball and football and we can burn off our calories and we are hungry about 5 minutes later and cant have anything to eat.

    September 30, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  301. Stoudt

    I think this new rule for school lunches is a joke. School lunches ust to be good new all to can get is the main meal that is being served and canned fruit. I ust to get soup every day now they don't serve soup. this has to change.

    September 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • denzel

      i dont think it is a joke. the reason i think that is because it can make us healthy. another reason so we dont beome fat . my last reason so we can stay up in class and dont get sleppy after we eat. thtas wat i think !!!!!

      October 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  302. Sarah

    Every "problem" and "complaint" about the new school lunch policy is based on a very specific circumstance – the government's job is to do whats best for the people as a whole. The government CANNOT please and satisfy everyone. The being said, the FREE school lunch program was created to provide low income students with a hot meal. If your family can afford to provide you with a lunch, please stop complaining! The government's role has never been to feed the students of middle income families, who can and have the ability to provide their children with adequate nutritional intake.
    In addition, physiologically, if your body is used to taking in more calories than its requires, once you reduce your caloric intake, your body is going to be "hungry". But don't be fooled! You don't necessarily need more calories. Obviously if you take in 3,500 calories/day and eat a cheeseburger and fries for lunch, your body will THINK it needs more to eat when you feed yourself salad, a sandwich and fruit. But this doesn't mean you need to eat more. Your body needs to readjust to obtaining the proper amount of nutrition.
    All in all, the new policy isn't meant to "hurt" or "deprive" anyone of food. The new guidelines are based on the actual caloric needs of the average student. Yes, there are variations to the caloric needs of kids. But again, its NOT the government's job to provide every student an specifically catered meal to their SPECIFIC nutritional requirements. And let's be honest here...American students are not performing well in math, science, and reading compared to other countries world wide...and if I'm not mistaken, many countries that perform better than the US in these academic categories DO NOT provide free food to thier students. What's the correlation b/t quality of school lunches and academic performance?

    October 1, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  303. Sydni

    Unfortunately, I always bring my lunch to school no matter what. That being said, I have not had a chance to try the new lunch choices we have. Just from looking at the food, however, I can tell that changes have been made. I do feel that i has not made any type of change in anyone's eating habits for 2 reasons. One, the kids that are still hungry can just get extra food in the cafeteria or get snacks from the snack machines. Two, if they do not enjoy the school lunch they just simply will not eat food for lunch which is unhealthy for your body!

    October 1, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  304. Sa'Liyah

    Yes, because we need to eat healthy. It is a good difference so now we won't gain weight from eating bad school lunches. The difference it could make health wise is tremendous. I'm glad that they are serving healthy foods instead of unhealthy foods.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  305. Chris

    They mean good by the change but it's not a good thing. Kids at my school are eating less and less. The food is nasty, and it is not appetizing. Plus we never get enough to eat and we are having to go get snacks after lunch. I mean we can make our own decisions and do not need the government making them for us.

    October 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  306. Chad

    It's worse, students don't get enough food and end up being charged for extra. The school is making money by charging us for how much food we want. Some kids need more food than others. For example, athletes need more because of how much energy they will need for practice. People should be able to choose how much food they want.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  307. Chad

    I think that it is worse. Students do not get enough food and end up being charged for extra. The school is making money by charging us for how much we want. Some kids need more food than others. For example, athletes need more because of how much energy they will need for practice. People should be able to choose mow much food they want.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  308. Johnathon

    I disagree with the new lunch room rules. I am an athlete, and I need as much energy as possible for practice in the afternoon. We get that energy from our lunches that we eat, and if they are limiting the lunches then I am going to have to pay to get a larger portion so that I can have the energy I will need for practice. I think that this is good in theory but in reality by just adding different portions and variety is not going to make students eat more healthy. They are going to put the food on their tray that they want to eat, and leave the food that they don't want to eat.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  309. Chad

    It's worse. Students do not get enough food and end up being charged for extra. The school is making money by charging us for how much food we want. Some kids need more food than others. For example, athletes need more because of how much energy they will need for practice. People should be able to choose how much food they want.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  310. Jose

    I Believe that we should get more food for school lunch because kids need their bellies full so if or when you have a test after lunch you won't be thinking of food instead of doing your test.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  311. Ethan

    My opinion is if the government wants schools to cut back on calories, fine. But, if that means cutting back on the amount of food we get, now we have a problem. We barely get enough food as it is. I have football after school and before practice I wolf four or five sandwiches. That's probably not a good sign. ~8)

    October 1, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  312. Jose

    I believe that we should get more food for school lunch because kids need their bellies full. So if or when you have a test after lunch you won't be thinking of food instead of doing your test.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  313. Brady

    Yes, I have noticed a change in school lunches this year. Last year we actually had real burgers, but now the school changed it to tofu burgers. There has also been a decrease in other filling foods and they replaced it with salad, fruits, and vegetables. I believe that it is a bad difference. When you don't like the main course as a secondary you get some non-filling healthy food and when I get home and go to practice I'm starving.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  314. Taylor

    I think the new rule is bad. Some kids need to eat a lot otherwise they will get hungry during the rest of the day. Also kids have sports after school and it is very unhealthy when you are playing hard with an empty stomach. This rule has to change.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  315. Trinity

    I don't think we get enough food in our lunch, I think it would be better if we can have seconds or if got more in the first place. Giving us more food will make sure we are not hungry, and ready for the rest of the school day.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  316. Shane

    The servers had changed our hamburgers into tofu burgers and they taste a lot different. I don't like tofu I like meat.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  317. Tanner

    People that have less lunch can't concentrate in class if they missed breakfast and get less lunch wont you bacause you will feel sick and will be to bussy moaning and groaning.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  318. Anthony

    We don't like are morning breakfast at school they got ride of are two frvret things chaklet muffins ad sinumen roles and this is Why Iike to eat breakfast at home so I can eat what ever I want and it is good because I eat chakelet sereyal and they don't give use segments on lunch and we are still hunre after lunch.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  319. Cynthia

    I think that we do eat enough because at school because are lunch-man and gives use a meal. If you ask me I like the salad, the fruit, and the main food they give me. I think we do get enough food in our school lunch, and our school lunch should stay the same.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  320. Hailee

    I think people do not get enough food because they do not get seconds or they think they are fat and think eating to much is bad for you so they do not eat lunch or dinner or breckfest that is why I think students do not get enough food for lunch.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  321. Dylan

    I think that the new rule is bad becus now kid are gwing hungry.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  322. Aric

    We don't get enough food because some kids think it is to much calories so they won't eat the food and then they don't have enough energy to stay fit. So I think our school should serve more of aveity at are school.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  323. Tyler

    My school lunch tastes good but there ain't enough food for this guy.plus they don't even have real meat in the burgers that is wack yo!

    October 1, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  324. Alex

    All I see in our lunch is whole wheat noodles in our pasta:( we don't get seconds on lunch, but our food portions are the same as last year.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  325. Zack

    I think the government should just step off and leave the school food alone but i still think it should be balanced but have enough food to keep us full until the end of the day

    October 1, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  326. Hailey

    i think that we don't get alot of fruit like we should.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  327. Aaron

    I think its wrong for the government to mess with school foods, I have friends that dont always get to eat when they get home and school is the only place they can eat sometimes. And limiting the food they are alowed to eat makes them starve at home. I also thought we lived in America where we can eat what we want without someone telling us we cant eat this and we cant eat that.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  328. Dylan

    Hey I agree obesity is high but come on... Me and my fellow students are starving I say we should give the fit the food and they fat the diet. Because I myself have a high metabolism and I speak for many others listen guys it isn't the food it's the fact that overweight kids don't exercise and they won't get any skinnier by eating less. If anything you should be making gym requirements better and give kids an exercise sheet.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  329. KiaLeigh

    Our school janitors have said that they have never seen so much uneaten food in the trash is forever. Kids are waisting food because they have to get 2 servings of fruit or veggies or one of each.. It's not going to help anyone when we can just throw it away

    October 1, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  330. Mary

    The government isn't really doing anything by changing there food, most kids go home after school and eat, because they can eat whatever they want to.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  331. Bridget

    I think they should have it the way it used to be when they would have options and you didn't have to choose certain things for like my school for instance we have to have a main course, one scoop vegetable and one scoop fruit or two scoop vegetable or two scoop fruit and I honestly hate it. :) :(

    October 1, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  332. KiaLeigh

    Only letting us get 2 small packets of ketchup is stupid. Then having more ranch than usual. My friends and I bring ketchup bottles to school cause of it.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  333. Kashma

    Just because you change what kids can eat at school, that doesn't mean people are gonna get skinnier. Most kids go home after school and eat all the foods. Its a good thing that there trying to make us eat healthy but its not doing anything, its making kids get hungry and tired during the day.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  334. Jasmine

    I have noticed more food change this year than ever.. We can't leave our lunch line until we have 2 scoops of fruit/veggies and the main meal so many kids just throw away all their food and don't eat it also doesn't help the fact that some kids don't eat breakfast so they're starving all day

    October 1, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  335. Skipper

    I think that if you aren't getting enough to eat people should just bring cold lunches but make what you bring a healthy choice also.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  336. christopher

    I think that the government shouldn't tell the kids of America how to eat and how much to eat at school the U.S.A. is a free country and we should eat what we want and the government should have no say in it. The government needs to chill with the heathy kids act and focus on the debt in the united states and how to get it lower then 16 trillion. :(

    October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  337. Pork

    I'm a big guy and I think that there is plenty of food. I think you guy just don't eat it all. You just eat what you like.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  338. Amelia

    I think our school lunches have been getting smaller. The problem is that people don't eat what they get. I don't blame them, though. Our lunches taste horrible and they need to put good food on our trays, or else we will waste them.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  339. sid

    there is a big change in my school lunch we dont have a lot of our foods aere gone we have alot of bad stuff now.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  340. Gino

    I think the school luches are awesome. :) MHM BABAY!

    October 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  341. Caleb

    YA ITS CHANGED A LOT WATS UP GUYS

    October 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  342. Nicole

    Well actually i cant really tell how my school lunch changes because it all sucks!!! i really dont like it. they have wanna be pizza,ugh just all the food here is FAKE!

    October 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  343. Ashley

    The school lunches thing sucks because when the kids are dissmissed, they are still hungry which is unfair

    October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  344. christian

    school lunches are nasty and need flaver last week i had ate lunch and it gave me a stomach ache

    October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  345. cesar

    scholl lunces are nasty and they need to have flaver becuase fat kids wont even eat it

    October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  346. Alexa

    School lunches are "GROSS" i DONT

    October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  347. Cali

    to me kids are always kind of hungery but I dont eat school lunches just because it gross! which makes me hungery too.so i just bring school lunches instead

    October 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  348. Nicki

    Umm......honey school lunches are gross! How do kids eat at school it's disgusting not to be rude but atleast. I hate seeing my friends eat at school because they could get sick :'( but i am not their boss!!!!!!!!!!! Hey ;)

    October 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  349. minato

    I dont like school lunches the ones here arent good. We have to take eveything and most of the kids only eat one thing off their plates.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  350. sarah

    my school makes us get to much lunch and then most of the time we waste it either because we dont like it or we are not hungry -sarah(:

    October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  351. Alexa

    School lunches are "GROSS" i HATE them [NOT TO BE MEAN OR ANYTHING] i dont eat the school lunches so i dont wast food

    October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  352. Emily

    I think that the school lunches are giving kids enough to eat. Kids these days think that they need a heaping plate full of food but the calories that come with that aren't healthy. America is in an obesity epidemic. If you get hungry again then buy another lunch or bring a snack.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  353. Makenna(:

    Well to begin with i dont even eat school lunches!!!! I bring my own lucnch because the food here is grossing and sickening. Bringing my own lunch is alot better beacause i actually get the protien i need. School lunches from what i have herd is sloppy and discusting. First time going to school never get hot lunch\school luch!!!

    October 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  354. max

    i think that everybody should have the same amount of vegtebales and sweets and when they get home they can eat all the sweets they can eat.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  355. Sean

    I think that giving us fruit that we dont want to eat because most of the people dont want to eat the fruit so we are just wasting the money when we can get other things for the schools.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  356. Aaron

    I think that we shoud get more food at least once a week.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  357. Jackie

    i think they should but they dont have to lower my grades (sixth) because we have bigger stomachs.and that the kindergerten and first grade should get the smaller lunches because most of the sixth graders are still hungry and bring snacks for after lunch

    October 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  358. Jenny

    i think they should not limit school lunches because after lunch every one is starving cause they dident eat anything

    October 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  359. Rylan

    I think that my school should have more unhealthy food because when we go up to get food every thing is healthy except the main corse and even thats healthy i makes me mad i starving when i get ready for football .

    ps. you are awsome :)

    October 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  360. Maddie

    I think that school lunches should be healthy but they also should have some sugar. I also maybe think that they should have less food for younger kids and more food for older kids. :)

    October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  361. Troy

    what i think about school lunches is to much.people shoud choose for thereselfs.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  362. Cecilia

    I think they should change the lunches back to the way they were healthier or not because lots of kids aren't getting enough to eat or they aren't eating their food because they don't like it. And if they are hungry for the rest of the day they don't do their best in school.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  363. London

    I think that they should bring all of the food back they took away because kids don't eat that much anymore. I know what they are trying to do, but it's not working. PS – where is cardboard Carl? :)

    October 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  364. Alicia

    i think u should give us a little more food were in school for 6 hours thats a lot of hours think about that !!

    October 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  365. kat

    I think kids should eat healthier foods but they still need protien in them or they will be starving for the rest of the day unless they bring a snack for afterwards.I think it's a good idea but i think that kids should be able to chouse what they want to eat.They shouldnt be pressured to eat something they don't want.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  366. john

    give us more food

    October 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  367. Romeo

    I think the schools are serving less and that cause me not to focus in class because i am stiill hungry.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  368. Keyly

    i disagree with limiting lunches. Kids are starving in class and most likely go home and stuff them selves with junk food!!!

    October 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  369. Erica

    I think school should have healthy lunches to a certain degree, but elimanating all good foods is going way to far. The portions are way to small and I never feel full.

    October 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  370. Nina

    I have notice and at first I liked it but now I don't. I give them brownie points for trying us to eat and get us more healthier. You can bring a horse to water but you can't make it drink

    October 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  371. Lily

    I am a Varsity volleyball player and during the school day my friends (who are also athletes) and I find ourselves skipping lunch, bringing our own lunch, or throwing much of what is on our tray away because of these new changes. When we do eat lunch we still find ourselfs lagging in practice because we don't get enough protien and foods that will actually fill us up and supply energy to our body. Everyone including myself are a lean, fit, healthy weight by the way. If you were wondering, Im 5'9 132lbs I'm a very lean and muscular girl and so are my friends. PLEASE change our lunchs back! Somone needs to hear us out on this, that we are not getting enough food to get us through our busey high-school lives! you were all in high-school once, dont you remember how busey and hetic things get for us high-schoolers? especially for athletes? c'mon....

    October 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  372. Ali

    I'm so tired of this new policy its a free country isn't it? why can't we eat what we like? seriously Mrs.Obama we'v had enough! Were fed up with your new policy! this is a joke! 80% of the people running our country are over weight? is this really fair if they get to sit in their office all day with no physical activity while we are learning and trying to focus on school on an emptystomach? some of us work are butts off in athletics and were physically drained because of the smaller portions. WE ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH TO EAT! PLEASE hear us out!

    October 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  373. Yolanda

    portion control stinks :'(

    October 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  374. Allie

    Its the goverments fault. For sauces we get little packets we dont get the bottle. It is all leading up to kids not buying luch so then the school does NOT get money. Who wants to pay for a three dollar meal when you only get three things and you dont even like those things. Someone needs to step up and make a change.

    October 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  375. Averi

    I think that the rule should change because nobody eats them!

    October 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  376. Jojo

    i think they should make more tasty meals and healthy and just a little more food so kids still have an option of school lunch so they kids wont be as hungry and still be healthy

    October 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  377. Clark

    chances of getting in a crash go up like crazy.
    I personally have not noticed a big change in the school food at my school, however I don’t buy lunch very often and I just started at a new school (the town middle school grades 7-8) so I can’t really say much. However, I have noticed that our school lunches aren’t un- filling from what I have seen. I think that if schools want to cut back on calories, they should just say here is the food you can eat, you can pick whatever you want as long as it is all is under (a certain number) of calories.

    October 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  378. Kyla

    I have noticed a change in our school lunches. Last year at the middle school, we had a lot of unhealthy choices like ice cream and cookies. The cookies were always soaked with grease~ no wonder kids are becoming more overwieght in the U.S. But the good part is, this year in High School, we have a LOT more choices; we still have the things I mentioned before, but hardly anyone gets them and the cookies actually look like real cookies. At lunch, we have a lot of choices, the food is actually real & it tastes good, and the prices are reasonable for what we get.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  379. Kyla

    My dad is a chef so I know about nutrition. I am happy that the government has taken steps to reduce the obesity rates starting with the youngest generation.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  380. Arizona

    My family now has to spend more money to buy the necessary groceries for my family to make my lunch or (because of the lack of food) spending money on an "afternoon snack". This "simple" change is also affecting my decision on the presidential election. It's not helping the economy, nor America's hunger.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  381. Michael

    I don't think that the Gov. should have to tell kids and people in general what to eat. I think that everyone should be able to make their own choices. Although the guidelines that are being given to us by the Gov. for eating healthy are being disregarded by basically the whole U.S. every day. But everyone wants to blame the problem on somebody else. So I guess i partially agree with the Gov.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  382. Rachael

    I have noticed a change in the school lunch menus. I'm a high school student, and while I've noticed that the cookies and other sugary things are being replaced with fruits and vegetables, most of my classmates are unhappy with the small quantity and low quality of the food. I don't eat school lunches, but most of my friends do. I think that this change to the school lunches is a good change, but not everyone would agree.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  383. Rachel

    I have noticed that there has a bit of a step up. Last year I was in elementary school, and now I am in middle school. Lower School's food wasn't great and I found myself eating sandwiches everyday and anticipating for Friday to come when we got chocolate milk and ice cream. Now that I am in Middle School, I actually look forward to lunch and don't fret about what I am going to eat.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  384. Aaron

    I have noticed a change in my school lunches. And its a big problem, some of my friends dont get to eat at home and school is the only place they can eat sometimes. And lowering the portions doesnt give them much to eat which makes them starve at home. I also thaught we lived in America where we could eat what we want and not have anyone tell us we cant eat this and cant eat that

    October 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  385. LaShaun

    I think lunch has changed because I happen to get salad, a meat and two sides, all of that food doesn't even feel me up but, last year I couldn't even finish my lunch and I run cross-country. =)

    October 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  386. Lori

    I think the food is ok but when I do eat it its really good but overpriced 3 $ for a personal pizza :(

    October 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  387. Missy

    I feel like the way most people are responding to this is silly. If you feel that the government shouldn't tell us what to eat, they are only telling us that because we aren't doing a good enough job taking care of ourselves. Others may say that they aren't getting enough to eat. Then bring your own lunch. It is more wholesome, and if you aren't on reduced cost lunches, then it is also a whole lot cheaper! I'm a student athlete I get that you don't have enough to get you through the day, but there are options for you, if only you have enough ingenuity to find them

    October 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  388. Avery

    I have seen a difference in our school lunches. It might not be a big change, but it is a start and I think keeping the food healthy is a good decision.

    October 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  389. Jane

    My school’s lunches have changed a lot and I think that it’s causing a lot of problems. For example, the meals have not only gotten smaller, but the food is different too. Now every meal has more vegetables and whole-wheat foods. I don’t eat the school lunches myself, but a lot of my friends who get them end up not even eating the “healthy” foods. So if the lunch was chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, and an apple, kids usually only eat the chicken nuggets and the tater tots. This is a problem not only because they are wasting a lot of food, but they also and getting the proper nutrients they need to help them grow. Many times the portions are very small, so if you only eat part of the meal you will still be hungry later and having a bunch of snacks all day. I think that changing the school lunches might not be the best idea to help make us a healthier community.

    October 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  390. Annika

    I have noticed a difference in our school lunches....they have a lot healthier things to choose from and more choices too. We also have a more balanced meal. The changes are a good thing because we have a lot of athletes and they have practices after school. The healthier foods keep us fuller for a longer amount of time. It also helps others learn to make better choices in what they eat throughout the day by setting the example at school, since a lot of their time is spent at school. :)

    October 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  391. Matthew

    I see their point of curing obesity of this plan. But, kids like me need energy to think so they wont feel sleepy and doze off in class. A plan would be to get rid of the sugary stuff, or talk to your lunch ladies to set up a healthy food line. Also you can talk to your teachers to sign a petition to get the word out.

    October 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  392. Nick

    It is definitely not he government's job to say what we can and cannot eat for lunch. I do think that obesity should come to an end, but it is not the government's job to change our lunches.

    October 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  393. Chaz

    I think that the school lunches are really ridiculous! School lunches should be healthier, but they should at least make it high quality or good. Delicious and nutritious not just nutritious.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  394. Christina

    I think the schools should no cell less food. I think this because kids should have the choice of how much calories they eat. This should be decided by parents and kids, not schools. Schools are now not getting as much money as they could be. Kids aren't going to live threw the day hungry, they will just bring their own food to eat.

    October 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  395. Neeti

    School Lunches haven't been fair to students this year but they have been fair to our health. The taste isn't that great but the calories are very less and that will reduce the obesity rate in America. The public thinks this is unfair especially kids because they have school lunches the most. If you want to have a snack that isn't available at school, there's always the grocery store.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  396. Cody

    I don't get hardly any food now.I think it had been change was for the larger people, but look at the smaller people. Now I have to start bring food from home to eat. Also about the salad bar, really points now people can't have what they want. they have to have certain things they may not like. I play football and im alaways feeling hungry during football. I wish that we get bigger lunches. thanks for listing to my opinon.

    October 2, 2012 at 7:02 am |
  397. olivia

    I have noticed a change in our lunches. This still makes me feel hungry, but for my sister i can't have home lunches . So i stick with being hungry but i am strong so i dont really mind.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:21 am |
  398. Maddie

    obesity is a big problem. we should help stop it

    October 2, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  399. Avery

    I think that making our meals healthier is a good idea. It has not improved that much, but it is a start.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  400. Mark

    I'm hungry!

    October 2, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  401. braden

    its hard to stay awak in my 9th pireid class

    October 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  402. Treshon

    i think it is bad because some students have to pay for lunch so why does the calories matter

    October 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  403. sean-trelle

    i agree with you Stoudt.The food ust be good at some point.NOw they got us same thing over and over that's makeing me mad. Where is the sweets at some time. the mated up part about the lucheses uyou have to get everything before you leve the line.

    October 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  404. allen

    I think the new rule is not the best decision to make, because you can make us eat healthy and not take are chooses.I like healthy food, but i like to eat too.People don't won't fruit and vegis all day long, we need real food.I'm 156 pounds with berly any fat on my body,i don't won,t something thats going to make me skinny.We can eat heaithy without reducing our food.

    October 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  405. Treshon

    i think it does matter since stundents have to pay for lunch and naw they are making stundents pay for so little of a lunch.

    October 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  406. Malik

    I think they should serve better school lunches because lunches these days kids don't eat enough at school .They should serve better food, I think the older you get the nastier the food cause my highschool lunch is beyond nasty !!!!!!!

    October 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  407. allen

    I think the new rule is not the best decision to make, because you can make us eat healty and not take are chooses.I like healthy food, but i like to eat too.People don't won't fruit and vegis all day long, we need real food.I' m 156 pounds and berly have any fat on my body.We can eat healthy without reducing our meals.

    October 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  408. stuart

    i HATE my school lunch...they are also to strict

    October 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  409. Ethan

    I personally do not buy school lunch but when I look at the kids around me I do notice a few things. I think that the portions do seem a little small but not too bad. Our school does not have a big issue with kids being overweight so we probably don't pay as much attention as other schools. I prefer a packed lunch because it not only gives me the power to have as much food as I want but I can have whatever I want. This makes me satisfied with my meal so that I eat it all and am still active in the afternoon. Some people don't finish their lunches which could lead to tiredness or just being hungry afterwards. School lunches still seem to be fine at my school but I like to bring my own stuff.

    October 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  410. Rachael

    I have seen a change in the food and not a good change.
    Today they had chicken fajitas. All i ate was the soft
    taco shell just a little bit and dipped it in my salsa.
    I would've packed a lunch from home but I woke up late
    and I missed the bus plus my sister was rushing me.
    I mean really I would've made myself a YUMMY
    nutella and banana sandwich instead of the school's
    junk. It was nasty. Oh yeah they also had refried
    beans and their nasty corn. So I agree sorry my comment
    is so long. ;D

    October 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  411. Erin

    I never take school lunch because my mom used to work there, but kids have to now take a fruit or veggy, and they are wasting it and the rest of the food is very unhealthy, the juice is worse than soda!

    October 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  412. Austin

    I don't think that the government should tell you how to eat, though its good to put in healthier foods, they shouldn't tell you how and what to eat.

    October 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  413. Maddie

    I think they should have made a rule for gym instead of for lunch. When the students don't get enough to eat they just go home and eat all they want – mostly junk food. They should make it so we have to have gym every trimester instead of an ENTIRE trimester! Some people probably dont do any excersising that tri! Or they could make gym every day! That is what would really help! This is just making it worse for some people!

    October 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  414. Tim

    response to Abbey "I completly agree with you completly agreeing with limiting lunch calories. I agree with you because my school has very unhealthy food choices"
    kid's should be able to choose what they want to eat. I'm not saying school lunches aren't unhealthy but it's not the governments job to dictate what kids are aloud to eat

    October 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm |