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The Terrifying Truth Of The “School Lunch” — Real Chalk #72

5 billion lunches are served annually through the National School Lunch Program.

In this podcast we touch on the quality of food that your kids are actually eating at school, the macros in the food, and the terrifying statistics that follow when digested.

Obesity rates have tripled since 1980. Something needs to be done. At the current rate, 40% of girls in elementary school right now will one day be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. About 3 out of every 4 students is either overweight or obese right now and they will retain that weight as they get older.

In addition, students who eat school lunch are more than 4 times likely to obtain significantly less information than their healthy lunch brining counterparts. They are less likely to want to do physical activity. And they downright just don’t have the same brain development as kids who are eating healthy.

I’m personally sickened by this. I’m hoping this podcast will help educate many and scare them just enough to do something at your next school meeting or force parents to help meal prep for their kids.

YOU are helping create your children’s future by the food you feed them everyday.

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1 comment

  • Mr. Varner,

    I am in no way looking for an argument. I think that you and your guest Mr. Mahr bring up some valid points as it pertains to feeding children healthy meals, and I whole heart-idly support your ideas to make nutrition part of a students education.

    After listening to your podcast, I have two questions for you.
    1. Why didn’t you ask someone who works in school nutrition to sit in with you? Both you and your guests make, claims/ statements that are not factual as they pertain to school food, and you use the public’s uninformed bias against school meals to make your point instead of your knowledge about nutrition. You are telling parents to not let their children eat at school, and out of the many good arguments you could have made, especially from your perspective of feeding athletes, you gave information that was factually inaccurate.
    2. Where did you get the statistics about students being 4 times more likely to not want to do after school activities if they eat school lunch, and where did you get the statistic that children who eat school meals are 4 times more likely to not retain what they are taught in school if they eat school meals?

    I would be interested in reading those studies to find out how to make school meals better.

    If you are interested in learning about school meals so that you can make a real argument against them I would be happy to speak with you, or I can forward the information if you would prefer.



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