When It Comes To School Lunch Choices, Teenagers Help Decide What's On Their Tray
A Matter of Taste: Why Congress May Back Off New School Lunch Standards
Federal government relaxes nutrition standards for school lunches
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Making School Lunches Healthier Doesn't Mean Kids Will Eat Them
A new study found that less than half of students took a vegetable from the lunch line and ate some of it.
Why the healthy school lunch program is in trouble. Before/after photos of what students ate.
In the war to get America's children to eat healthier, things are not going well.
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- Are there any symbols? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Should the federal government require healthy school lunches?
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