1 min read
Posted on 01.26.12
  • 1 min read
  • Posted on 01.26.12

There are some new Federal rules today that will make school lunches (and school breakfasts) healthier for our kids. That is a good thing, as public health officials struggle to address childhood obesity and the lifetime of problems it will bring.

The new rules, though, are weaker than those first proposed by the Department of Agriculture and endorsed by health advocates. Changes to the originally proposed rules were made by Congress after protests by the school lunch "industry" and some school districts. I don't have much sympathy for the argument that a school district can't make lunches healthier because it costs more. Healthy school meals cost what they cost. The budget has to work around that