Wednesday, 19 December, 2001
More on Fat Kids
Among his many recommendations was this one:
Ensure that more food options that are low in fat and calories, as well as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or non-fat dairy products, are available on school campuses and at school events. A modest step toward achieving this would be to enforce existing U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations that prohibit serving foods of minimal nutritional value during mealtimes in school food service areas, including in vending machines.
I'll leave it to the experts to dissect the food, but restricting students' access to junk is a no-brainer. Get rid of the vending machines! Or at least replace the sodas and candy bars with something healthy. Cripes. Are you telling me that kids can't get through a school day without a soda or candy bar between classes?