04/28/2014 05:41 pm ET Updated Jun 28, 2014

What My Students Think About School Lunch

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: teenagers say some of the most profound and entertaining things you could ever imagine. A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance. For that reason, I believe there is so much we, as adults, can learn from today's youth. So, I decided to not only empower my students, but give them a forum where they can freely, and without judgment, share their thoughts, views and opinions on the topics that are current and being discussed in the mainstream media. Be prepared, because I can never predict what they may think or say.

So, here is what my students think about school lunch.

"I think school lunch is okay for what it's worth, but it needs to be 100 percent better. The fake products that they use and the fact of how the food is made is just a joke. The food is not healthy at all." -- Toni, 10th grade.

"School lunch can be improved... I don't think you should eat it every single day. You should have other options." -- Fednerly, 10th grade.

"School lunch in my high school is not the best quality. They serve the same hot lunch almost every single day. The chicken is not real meat, it's processed. The meat is usually a pink color on the inside. The school lunch can be much better." -- Bryan, 10th grade.

"I believe school lunch sucks and needs to be changed. It's frozen and from factories." -- Nervens, 10th grade.

"I think school is unhealthy and comes in small portions. Many students health is declining and being destroyed because of school lunch." -- Arber, 10th grade.

"I believe that the school lunch is not as bad as it used to be. Many improvements should be made, such as the drink selection... and, of course, the food is bland." -- Jordann, 10th grade.

"In my opinion, I think that school lunch is disgusting. It's bad for you in every way and not healthy. It defeats the purpose of having gym if all we do is eat junk afterwards." -- Brandon, 10th grade.