Jayden RosaMs. Perez/Ms. RittenhouseWriting Lab – Period 4Due: 21 December 2017Should Schools Sell Fast Food? Should schools sell fast food to the children? Some may argue that they should, while others argue that they shouldn’t. Ten percent of elementary school and 30 percent of high school cafeterias serve branded fast food weekly, while 19 percent of high schools served these foods daily. School lunches are usually made right before the kids go to eat, so the kids who eat it like it the best. Schools should sell fast food because it is the consumers’ choice, are often cheaper than the lunch the school cafeterias make, and can just be better and less dangerous for the children. First off, even though it may not be healthier than the average school lunch, it is the consumers’ choice if they want to get it or not. People keep going on and on about how fast food is bad for people to eat, but they forget one of the most important things. It is the consumers’ choice of what they want to eat, so people should stop forcing others to not eat fast food. They should be more worried about themselves, and not be so worried about others. “Kids should be able to buy what they want. We should have the same freedom as adults. Not all junk food is bad even though it helps you stay up in the morning and be happy. If they do start to sell fruits more kids won’t buy the food. If they start to sell healthy things kids won’t be happy then they might even go on strike,” (“Should Schools Sell Junk Food,” 1). Second, fast food is often way cheaper and more affordable to school children than the school made lunch. School lunch is more expensive to make than fast food, and the fast food is way easier and cheaper or school systems to adopt such programs. Also, restaurants have been offering more healthier options than salads. “Although not the best choice in the world, fast food should be allowed in schools because it is often cheaper for school systems to adopt such programs. Oftentimes, restaurants pay districts for the rights to have such establishments in schools. Fast food restaurants have been offering healthier alternatives such as salads. Again, these aren’t the best situations but these choices can be affordable for students and be quasi-healthy,” (“Should fast food…” 1). Finally, it can be way better to eat than the traditional lunch food. “In fact, the standards governing the preparation and food content of school lunches fall short of minimums imposed upon even fast food restaurants, such as KFC and McDonalds,” (Chen, 1). This means that the supposed school lunch “meats” that are supposedly healthier than fast food meat, aren’t actually healthier. Since the meat is unfit even for a McDonald’s burger, but the consumers are at risk of ingesting harmful bacteria, and pathogens. Another thing, “Some reports suggest that fast-food restaurants actually check for bacteria and pathogens between five and ten times more often than school lunch meats. An independent investigation conducted by USA Today concluded that out of 150,000 tests on school beef, most did, in fact, satisfy the criteria imposed by other large beef buyers,” (Chen, 1). In conclusion, schools should sell fast food because it is the consumers’ choice, are often cheaper than the lunch the school cafeterias make, and can just be better and less dangerous for the children. The consumers are supposed to be deciding on what they want to eat. Fast food is way cheaper and more affordable for school children to eat. Also, it is way healthier, and possibly less dangerous than the lunch, the school makes.So, next time you come across this decision, whether it be at school, at a job, etc. go with fast food.