11 Sep '11, 7pm

Food Trucks Selling Junk Food Prey On Students

Food Trucks Selling Junk Food Prey On Students

School districts have outlawed soda, chocolate milk , junk food of all types. They’ve added salad bars and whole wheat bread and are cutting out that staple food of teenagers everywhere, French fries. It’s a good strategy: Change the cafeteria options and, the thinking goes, you can get kids to eat better; you can put them on a life-long path to good nutrition and health. Except. There’s one factor school districts and public health officials have failed to factor in: Food trucks that can pull right up near the school grounds and sell all those salty, sugary, banned-from-the-cafeteria junk food delights and make a nice profit to boot. In recent years, junk food has in essence been banned from California school cafeterias on the basis of the calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar it contains. However, while you can hand a teenager fat-free turkey on whole wheat bread, you c...

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