shoestring Wrote:
Sep 25, 2012 8:39 AM
For those saying these kids are "fat and lazy" and the school lunches are plenty, consider this: I researched and created a menu based on what my teen eats using government standards. Teen Boys 14 to 18 require 2,200 - 3,200 calories per day, averaged to 2,700. Teen Girls 14 - 18 require 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day, averaged to 2,100. Menu results were: breakfast (2 eggs, 1 toast, banana, o.j.) 417 calories, lunch (chicken salad sandwich, chips, carrots, pineapple, milk) 885 calories (30 calories over allowance), snack (p.b. sandwich, milk) 326 calories, dinner (lean ham, potato, green beans, tea) 604 calories. Still missing 468 calories (equivalent to breakfast). Athletes would miss 968 calories.(lunch plus more). Think about it.