This is What Kids Are Being Fed (Shocking School Lunches)

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Image Credit: Wikipedia

By: Amanda Froelich,

True Activist.

School food is notorious for being low in quality and difficult to look at, but few are doing anything to change the processed and low-nutrient meals being served to the youth.

It is popular belief that cost is the factor inhibiting healthier options, but the group Fed Up disagrees. “There is no major cost difference between nutritious and not nutritious food at schools.” In addition, the folks behind the movement report that 71% of kids are unsatisfied with the lunches they’re served at school. For these reasons, there are no longer any excuses for not implementing healthier options.

With the growing childhood obesity epidemic in the US, what’s being dished up in the lunch line deserves more attention than ever. Fed Up is literally done accepting the poor food-like products being served to adolescents, therefore they encouraged over 25k kids to participate in their “true state of school lunch”. This project resulted in over 7,025 photos being sent in to document school lunches from around the country.

Now, Fed Up is allowing visitors to view all the pictures and vote whether to “Eat It” or “Toss It”. Here are some examples of what kids are being fed in the US. (Photo Credit)

Pork Slop


Noodle Surprise








Chili Cheese Dog and Fries”


Crispy Potato Wedges


Salisbury Steak




A Hot Pocket Thing?


These meals convey normal cuisine served at elementary, middle, and high schools all around the country. High in fat and sugar, and low in nutrients and fiber, the link between diet, behavior, and preventable disease is being overlooked at a high price..

In order to reduce health care costs, preventable diseases, emotional taxation, and erratic behavior in children and teenagers, what is being fed to the youth needs to be taken into greater consideration.

If you’re interested in being a part of the solution, get involved with Fed Up by visiting the website, being an advocate in your own town, and inspiring others to get involved to change the school lunch crisis.


Diet Link and Behavior

Fed Up

CDC Childhood Obesity

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