A Facebook post advertising a weekly “scrumptious” Subway lunch deal to students at Huonville High School has the Tasmanian School Canteen Association (TSCA) worried other fast meals chains may additionally follow the match, probably instilling bad food habits in younger people.
“It does fear me extremely,” TSCA’s Julie Dunbabin stated.
“In some ways, Subway is a far better alternative than a number of the opposite speedy food.
“[But] we might be in plenty of trouble if the opposite rapid meals chains were given into schools.”
The lunch offering includes a six-inch sandwich, with a preference of ham, hen, turkey, salami, cheese, salad, sauce, and a desire for water or a 250ml fruit juice.
Facebook publishes through Huonville High School approximately Subway
Photo: A Huonville High School Facebook put up provided college students Subway products rather than faculty canteen meals.
For $five.50 college students can get the sandwich and drink aggregate, and opt to add a chocolate chip cookie for an additional 50 cents.
“We recognize from the Australian dietary recommendations that everybody should have among zero and two treats … every week. So the salami and the chocolate chip cookie are two there right away,” Ms. Dunbabin said.
“You can bet what children will tick if they’re for the reason that option. That is human nature.
“We suggest schools, and we cannot mandate it, but we do recommend schools to move off, with a black texta the choc chip cookie and the salami alternative.”
While no longer inspired with the “delicious” wording used within the Subway offer, Ms. Dunbabin stated Huonville High School changed into using the short meals chain due to staffing and investment troubles around strolling the college canteen, which relied closely on volunteers.
The arrangement is advertised as being for a time period two most effective because of the shortages.
Subway served up in a dozen Tasmanian schools
Huonville High School’s canteen is assessed as a “gold” canteen under the TSCA’s standards and is one of 12 schools making the Subway offer.
“Schools are predominantly doing this because it’s far a manner for them to provide a meal for youngsters throughout the day, mainly individuals who are in need of a decent meal,” Ms. Dunbabin said.
“We are charged to support colleges in offering healthy meals. We also are charged to talk with the food enterprise about the foods that they’ve on provide for canteens to select from.”
Ms. Dunbabin said the TSCA consulted with Subway approximately its lunch menu however did not attain as an awful lot because it was hoping.
“[Subway] have reduced the variety of meats they have on offer, [but] did not agree with the classification of some of the meats, in particular, the salami, and noticed the choc chip cookie as a treat,” she said.
Ms. Dunbabin would love to see canteen managers hired for longer hours to prepare and offer more healthy meals options to Tasmanian school kids. There seems to be a definite connection between fast food and obesity. The fast-food chains will deny it of course, or blame it on their customers, but the association is there. And it’s a problem Americans need to address.
So, what’s so special about fast food? As it turns out, fast food has some true advantages . . . in the short term. The food is hot and it tastes good. Quite simply, people enjoy eating it more than they do many other kinds of food. However, this is one of the links between fast food and obesity.
Another advantage of fast food is, well, it’s fast. Not only that but it’s convenient – easily found. What another kind of food can you go out and pick up ready to go at a moment’s notice? You don’t have to cook, shop, or even wash dishes. Just toss the bag in the trash. You’re saving all kinds of time here.
You can eat fast food and obesity is the furthest thing from your mind as you chow down.
In fact, fast food is even a socially accepted custom. Children’s birthday parties are held at fast food restaurants. People meet here after sporting events. We’re encouraged by society in general and the custom is touted by tantalizing commercials. Fast food and obesity are never linked in these commercials, by the way.