The meals provided by school canteens are balanced? Not really, says UFC-Que Choisir in a survey released Tuesday, March 19. An investigation that sifts through the school restaurants of 606 Commons and establishments. If the situation has improved since the last survey conducted in 2005 by the combination of consumer, many efforts are still needed.
Among the students good nutritional balance, public elementary schools are at the top, with an average of 15.2 out of 20. “More than a quarter of the municipalities have a higher 17 out of 20 rating” very academically evaluate the study. The commune of Saint-Denis roundup first place grace to a note of 20 on 20, tied with the … 16th arrondissement of Paris.
But of c? Ty secondary, many efforts remain to do. The average colleges lie to 13.1 out of 20, while that of lyc??es reached painfully 12.2 out of 20. To explain these mixed results, UFC-Que Choisir points to the multiple choice menus. For when the young person must decide between a blue cord fries and a dish of fish with very green broccoli, stomach gurgles more at the sight of more fat.
TWELVE TIMES LESS crudit??s
The donkey cap nutritional balance back to colleges and private schools. First reason, “the composition of menus, which gives pride to minced meat cheap part,” the report said. But it is especially “the absence of my? Trise the nutritional balance in the choice menus with” beating down private schools. It offers twelve times less vegetables that the standards required and seven times less raw fruits. “The private schools compared to public schools seem to neglect the nutritional quality for an offer that flatters the taste of students for fat and sugar,” laments the report.
Result in secondary schools fran? Ais, nutritional balance is frankly not encouraged. “In 36% of public secondary schools, it is possible to eat no red meat for a whole month,” said Olivier Andrault, in charge of food and nutrition in the UFC-Que Choisir. “Worse, he says, in half of the colleges and private schools, it is possible to eat or vegetables or fish or red meat for a month.” Situation even more worrying that two out of three high school students eat lunch in the school canteen.
Corinne On Abbundo is president of the association of parents of college Fran? Ois-Villon Marseille, the most dryly noted by UFC-Que Choisir. “The result of this study leaves me even more puzzled as canteens represent a substantial share of the budget of the parents of the college,” she says. Lunches for her daughter, Corinne Abbdundo, like other parents, have paid 157 euros for the first quarter.
To promote the nutritional balance, the association recommends, among other things, led to the selection menu. “When Apple finds himself in competition with a custard, the child will opt for more cream. We recommend some lunch, to impose a dessert fruit with a wide selection of grapes, pears, and oranges, and adopt the same range when the day pastries, “says Olivier Andrault.
The study therefore recommends to follow the principles of equilibrium defined by the National Health and Nutrition Program (NFHP), established over a period of twenty days. For a perfectly balanced dish, the NFHP recommends not to eat more than three times the minced meat (lasagna) and more than twice breaded dishes (nuggets). In contrast, NFHP recommends that at least four fish dishes and twenty dairy products are consumed during this period.
TWO EUROS PER PLATE
Philippe Tournier, secretary general of the main union of principals (SNPDEN) reminds the UFC-Que Choisir that secondary schools are facing budget constraints. “We need to create a menu with two euros of food. Fiscally, meet the standards set becomes infeasible,” he says.
Despite serious blackheads, the study insists in its conclusions on the “spectacular progression level results of the elementary”. Improvement permitted by UFC Que Choisir, by decree of September 2011 imposing nutritional balance in school canteens. “For the first time, made it mandatory nutritional balance in canteens thanks to the law of July 4, 2010″, said Alain Bazot, president of the association.
If the law is not threatened, the implementing decree is in the crosshairs of the Advisory Standards Evaluation Committee (NECC). This organization has purpose of flush out for, stalk and simplify standards deemed absurd. A mission entrusted by the Ayrault government to Alain Lambert, President of the CCEN and Jean-Claude Boulard, socialist mayor of Le Mans.
18% OF CHILDREN EN SITUATION DE overweight and obesity
The latter annoys the existence of such a decree, which it considers “absurd and surreal.” “The authorities do not need a law to establish balanced menus” is he exasperates. Adding that “obesity is not from school meals, but family practices where they give the soda and candy to a child when he cries.”
False, meets Olivier Andrault. “There are eleven cities that do not drop the average. Yet the basic canteens are managed by municipalities,” he says. Alain Bazot adds argument pedagogy to counter tendencies to repeal the NECC. “The meal is a teaching moment, this is a learning moment,” he says.
UFC-Que Choisir therefore hope with this study, the survival of the decree on the nutritional balance. And relies on the constant increase of overweight and obesity to support its About. For in France, 18% of children are living in overweight and obesity.
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