Why are Healthy Food Choices in Schools So Hard to Offer?

This morning I got to sleep in –now that Weds are my rest days but I gotta tell you –half my family was cranky. Lots of snapping and crying and complaining was heard from them. Kind of makes for a tough start to your day — but start my day I have….

Here’s a piece in CNN from Jaime Oliver that interested me:

As a parent — setting up the healthy foundation for my kids is a priority, especially since I know first hand how hard it is to change your ways as a grown up — so getting junk food out of schools is important to me —

(CNN) — Your kids deserve better. Because Congress failed to pass the Child Nutrition Bill last week, bad school lunches will remain bad.

While the bill wasn’t perfect, it would have created stronger nutritional standards and provided more money for the school lunch program — adding six cents per lunch for the first time in 30 years. This was the first step on the long ladder to fresh food, and now it’s a missed opportunity.

Among other things, this bill would have banned the junk food that is served in schools and competes with the fresh food your kids need. Eating this junk every day will take 10 years off their lives and cost you a fortune — adding thousands of dollars to the family health care tab.

Schoolkids deserve more than junk food



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