Friday, October 09, 2009

Healthier eating for kids in school, and it's about time

Unhealthy eating and overeating are such ubiquitous problems in American society that it's difficult to decide where to begin solving the problem.

How about schools, where meals are served to millions of our children every day? And, where the food service isn't what any reasonable person would call healthy.

In fact, our federal government contributes in a big way to the unhealthy nature of school meals by requiring that a significant portion of the federal money spent on school meal service be spent to buy surplus agriculural commodities, according to a story in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

The Chronicle story (read it here) spells out the issue and what some are doing about it.

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