in this article it states pros and cons for off campus lunches. The pros are gives students extra time, they manage their time, and independence. Cons are Students can ditch and do bad things, and accidents occurring. This gives very good reasons for reasons why and why not schools should have off campus lunches. *** Connectusfundadmin. “9 Primary Pros and Cons of Open Campus Lunch.” ConnectUS, 23 July 2015, connectusfund.org/9-primary-pros-and-cons-of-open-campus-lunch.
In this article Will explains that being able to leave for lunch would help make it easier to eat healthier. he also talks about how people think students would eat unhealthy at fast food places but Will disagrees with that accusation because if they wanted to eat unhealthy they could just eat the very unhealthy cafeteria food. Will is a high school student writing his opinion. So this is credible because he knows the inside view and other students opinions too. *** “Persuasive Essay.” Will's English Portfolio, willsenglish5.weebly.com/persuasive-essay.html.
Having off campus lunches means a lot more driving. Students are also trying to rush to get back on time, so this all means higher chance of accidents. Stone stated in her document that "Open-lunch policies contribute to motor vehicle crashes in teenagers and encourage a situation where there are multiple occupants per vehicle, a known risk factor for teenage motor vehicle crashes." This shows that after all her research she thinks the accidents aren't worth having off campus lunches. *** www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(04)00166-1/fulltext.
Schools with off campus lunches are typically unhealthy because students leave school and don't eat healthy. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity said "Students at schools with open campus policies during lunchtime were significantly more likely to eat lunch at a fast food restaurant than students at schools with closed campus policies." That states that students would be healthier staying in school and eating lunch there. *** Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne, et al. “School Lunch and Snacking Patterns among High School Students: Associations with School Food Environment and Policies.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, BioMed Central, 6 Oct. 2005, ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1479-5868-2-14.
Schools do not provide very many options for meals. People who eat special things because of their religion, or just by choice their school may not have meal options that's support their eating habits. That's why you should be able to go off campus so that their needs for meals are met. ***Savkovic, Andrea. “The Benefits of off-Campus Lunch.” Prezi.com, 6 Mar. 2015, prezi.com/mwjiekxyptti/the-benefits-of-off-campus-lunch/
This article uses time management and responsibility as a perk of off campus lunch. you have to manage your time to be able to come back to school on time and spending money on food outside of school makes you manage your spending. Hunter states, "If students have the privilege of off-campus lunch, they will gain more responsibility and more experience on how the real world works. If students stand in a cafeteria line everyday, they won’t get out and realize spending more money on food everyday costs a lot more." By saying this Hunter is stating that leaving school and having off campus lunches makes you more independent.