There has currently been new legislation introduced that will repeal previous legislation that was proposed to limit the number of calories in school lunches. The article, Proposed Bill Repeals Calorie Caps on School Lunches, states that current legislation is being proposed to remove the caps “that say children in kindergarten through fifth grade can be served meals containing up to 650 calories, while meals for sixth through eighth graders can have 700 calories, and meals for those in high school can have 850 calories.” The original legislation was put in place to help ensure that children were not over eating a meal times which can contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic in America. On the other hand are there children likely many children who are receiving their only meal per day at school. This could be contributed to a number of circumstances, the most common being that their family cannot afford to feed them a nutritious breakfast or dinner. So with this being said, is it okay for the government to control the amount of calories that children are getting at their school lunch? Some may say yes, because of the obesity epidemic in the United States, but others might say no, because there are some children that only get to eat when they are at school. Let me know what your thoughts are on this hot topic.
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