Talking points: What item do you think should be on your school's lunch menu?

Talking points: What item do you think should be on your school's lunch menu?

Hate it when you can't talk back? Well, you can with Young Post. Have your say and share with students around Hong Kong

Katrina Molano Avelino, 17, St Margaret's Girls' College, Hong Kong

It is important for students to have a healthy diet. So I think a small bowl of assorted fruit should be added to our school's lunch menu. Since most tuck shops nowadays sell junk food, especially snacks like siu mai and deep-fried fishballs, I think it is only reasonable to add fruit to ensure we have a nutritious meal.

Howard Sung, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Although our school follows the "healthy eating" policy, the tuck shop supplies only noodles and deep-fried food. I think there should be more healthy options like salad and sushi on the school's lunch menu.

Ng Cheuk-kwan, 13, Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College

I would like to add cheese to the menu. I am crazy about it and it's also very good for our health. Cheese is high in calcium, which is essential to build strong bones and teeth, and for bodily functions such as muscle contraction and blood clotting.

Also, cheese can go with different ingredients. No matter how you cook it, it is delicious. What's more, it can cheer you up. When you say "cheese", you make a charming smile, don't you?

Brent Lo, 16 , Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College

A lot of students in my school eat lunch outside or order a takeaway. This is probably because most of the food in the school canteen is awful. Perhaps adding popular foods like pizza to the lunch menu is a solution. Also, we should be able to choose our own topping, such as fresh pineapple, cheese, sausage or pepperoni. Then I am sure most of us will rush back to our canteen.

Falak Ray, 17, Hong Kong Weaving Mills Chu Shek Lun Secondary School

Dishes from around the world should be on our school's lunch menu, including Indian, Italian and Thai food. This can help students gain a knowledge of difference places from the foods they eat.

Jason Hung, Form Six, Lai King Catholic Secondary School

I think fruit salad should be on the school's lunch menu because it's tasty and healthy. It may not appeal to you at first, but trust me, you'll learn to love it.

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What item do you think should be on your school's lunch menu?


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