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The food provided for us on a daily basis is not sufficient enough for any student athlete who cares enough about his health to have a healthy diet. The food provided for us is high in sugar and carbohydrates while low in protein. Protein gives the consumer more energy and leaves them fuller. Our bodies also burn it more efficiently.
I believe the option of a healthier meal should be made available. Along with this matter, the food could be fresher. Our school serves a thin piece of chicken covered in fried batter, which serves no nutritional value, or a slice of pizza, which doesn’t even sound healthy, as it is just bread and cheese. Where is the nutrition? Cereal is not a healthy option either. It’s mainly processed sugar. All these unsatisfying foods leave students hungry and unsatisfied,disrupting their ability to learn.
Lunch is even worse. We only have three choices: a sandwich, nachos or a taco, or a burger, pizza, or other American food, none of which are nutritionally efficient for the student, especially for a student athlete. Therefore, there should be healthier options.