Explores the pros and cons of several issues related to food in the schools including; whether people have the right to eat whatever they want, and whether the federal government should control what students eat and weigh. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Describes common argumentative techniques such as understanding the difference between fact and opinion, name calling and examining evidence. Contains essay-writing exercises. Includes bibliographic notes, timeline, glossary, index, and places to go for further research. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening.