Junk Food & Teen Obesity
Junk Food in Schools
Schools can create a healthy, balanced and tasty lunch program for the students, providing a fair amount of revenue. If students eat healthy food and pay the same amount of money for it, schools will make the same amount of profit. Currently, we spend about $11 billion annually on school lunches. Two- thirds of it goes to labor costs. That leaves about $4 billion to spend on ingredients roughly equal to the fast food industry’s marketing annual budget. Per child, schools have about 90 cents per day to spend on ingredients.