17 Sep '11, 8pm

School Lunches Suck: So What Are You Going to Do About It? | Care2 Healthy Living

School Lunches Suck: So What Are You Going to Do About It? | Care2 Healthy Living

Looking over the monthly lunch menu from my son’s public school, I quickly realized that nothing much has changed in the few decades since parents and nutritionists alike have sounded the alarm over the pitiful state of school lunches. The menu was rife with spaghetti, chicken fingers, hot dogs, and fried mozzarella sticks. On a handful of days the complex carbohydrate load read like a diet for a 250 lb running back, not a 60 lb child. Sure there are a few obligatory nods to “healthy choices” with apple slices taking the place of carrot cake, and turkey dogs stepping in for “mystery meat” but the food is still largely poor quality and junky. In short, school lunches are a mix of substandard ingredients, prepared with high amounts of sodium, fat, and carbohydrates, and delivered to appeal to the lowest common denominator – kids weaned on fast food. A lot of media attention ...

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