A Sticky Situation

Everyone can see the scrumptious cookies and cheesy pizzas, but can you see the truth behind the layer of grease that covers your food?

Students buy food from their school’s cafeteria every day, but little do they know that the tasty grease on their food is slowly killing them. According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of America’s student population is diagnosed with food related diseases. Whether it’s diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, or obesity, American children have faced it all. The leading culprit: school lunches. While foreign countries in Europe and Asia are enjoying GMO-free food, our students are growing. Sideways.

I have personally seen my friends blotting their pizzas with napkins, draining their food of the nasty substance. In fact, Michelle Obama made an excellent effort, in 2012, to reduce the grease on pizzas. After interviewing the cafeteria manager at a few schools, I found that the school didn’t change their pizzas until 2014. Some even stated that they had no idea what I was saying; so not only are schools delaying helpful changes, they are ignoring them.

For mistakes that the administration is making, students are forced to pay the price: their health.