3821 National Ave. San Diego, CA 92113 April 9, 2010
Mr. Tracy Thompson, Principal Lindsay Community School 232 West Ash St. San Diego, CA 92101
Dear Mr. Thompson:
I would like to inform you that my classmates and I, as teenagers and mothers, are concerned about our school lunches. I, as well as my classmates, believe that the school lunches are not healthy for us and our children.
Just the other day for lunch, we had Hot Pockets and Goldfish Crackers. Schools provide free lunches for us and our children in the nursery. I can say that we don¶t really thank the people that make decisions on what we eat for lunch when they are exposing us to danger. We eat our school lunches on a daily basis without knowing all the chemicals that are killing us and our children. We found out what we are consuming, in our ³supposedly´ healthy lunches, our teacher Ms. Miller provided for us with an article on Hot Pockets and Goldfish Crackers. As we were reading along in the article, we found out that we didn¶t even know how to pronounce some of the words or even know what they meant and this is what is being put into the food that we are eating everyday for lunch. According to Antoinette Bruno in her article, The Childhood Obesity Epidemic in America, ³This only shows that we are condemning ourselves and our children to a future of morbid obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions´. Instead of providing healthy food to our schools, studies shows that in 2001, the USDA spent $350 million on high-fat beef and cheese and $161 million on fruits and vegetables. They are spending twice the more on food that has chemicals that our killing our children, and leading them to obesity and other severe medical conditions. I would really appreciate the person choosing our lunches to take in consideration why we need a change for better and healthier school lunches for our children and ourselves.
Thank you for taking the time and reading my letter. My classmates and I really hope there will be a change in our children¶s future.
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