A few things. School lunch has NEVER been all that good. Its a ongoing punch
line for bad food jokes. Secondly, students are not diverse in their
nutritional needs. We are all human and require the same nutrients. If I
had a say, I would make actual good food, then go from there. As the basic
tenant has yet to have happened.
Like many cases, had local districts and schools been fulfilling their
responsibilities then the federal government wouldn't have to step in. Sorry!Local schools and districts had their shot!
It is still bizarre to me, an outsider, to see that, in a state that prides
itself in self reliance and personal responsibility, it is somehow the
schools' job to provide lunch. Why can't kids brown bag it, and shut
down this entire discussion. They can eat what their parents choose to send them
with no government interference.
If the school lunch isn't worth what you pay for it, either in portion size
or quality, then let basic economics work itself out and bring a lunch with you.
Schools and the government are slowly figuring out what should be obvious to
everyone--you can lead a kid to healthy food, but you can't make him eat