I've been thinking about my dingy cafeteria days since I read a report yesterday: The state of Mississippi is planning to revamp their lunchroom menu.I guess they don't really have a choice--a recent study发现(使用Body Mass Indexas its measure) that 44.4 percent of Mississippi children are overweight or obese.Now you knowI don't get all bent out of shape by my BMI,但那是scary.It's scary because bad habits that start rather innocently in grammar school are extremely difficult to break when you're an adult.I know that from experience,but it's not impossible of course!So Mississippi is tackling the problem in part by increasing time for exercise in school and by adding healthier options in the lunchroom.I think that's a good start.A lot of states of have been going in this direction in recent years.I just wish somebody had thought of that while I was still in school!
Aside from stealing awkward glances from cute boys and trying to score a seat at the "cool table" in middle school,what I remember most fondly about the cafeteria isthe junk food: Breakfast donuts,Pizza Fridays,50-cent chocolate chip cookies,and waffle fries.Horrible!I definitely don't consider the occasional slice of pizza or order of waffle fries a punishable crime,but I was eating that stuffallthe time.I had no concept of good nutrition and nobody in those glorious bastions of education said anything to enlighten me.
How about you?Do you remember your cafeteria days?What did you LOVE to eat,and do you realize now that it was horrible for your health?Was there something gross you remember,like meatloaf Wednesdays or corned beef Tuesdays?(I totally made those up--I don't remember being grossed out by anything!) Or were you the kid who always brown bagged it?(Sonot cool in my hey day,但如果我知道的话what I know now,I would have begged my mom to let me pack my lunch!)
Do youcount the calories your friends eat?Would express your concern if they were eating unhealthy foods on the reg?
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