I’ll give President Barack Obama’s team credit for trying to make school lunches healthier, but that’s about as far as I can go.
By the time all the rules are in place schools will be using whole grain breads and pastas , reducing sodium and fat content considerably, and upping the servings of fruits and veggies.
Great so far, until you hear this: these things are being “phased in” so parents don’t have to worry about tensions over food with their kids.
Seriously? You’re the parent, they are the kids. Act accordingly and it won’t be an issue.
And worse still, they caved because of Congress being beholden to lobbyists for the starch and pizza industries.
Yes, pizza is still considered a vegetable and there are no rules limiting french fries.
I’ll say that again, pizza is considered a vegetable.
So, do any of you wonder why we pack our daughter’s lunch every day and have since the first week of kindergarten?
– Linda J.