Who decides what our children are eating?
Here’s another salvo in the fight to improve public school lunch.
To a large degree, it is the Federal Government. Congress and the Department of Agriculture approve what foods can (and can’t) be served to over 30 million American school children many of who get daily meals from the National School Lunch Program.
The government gets pressure from a food and beverage industry frantic to keep kids hooked on a diet of sodas, snacks and hot dogs. The competition, for a piece of this $10 billion market, is particularly fierce right now because this year the School Lunch Program is being reviewed and revised.