Eat Your Vegetables? Only at a Few Schools

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I personally am convinced that a better school diet will reduce the number of Ridlin prescriptions!

A school lunch often looks like an exercise in fat loading, with a supersize soft drink from a vending machine, followed by a candy bar from another machine. The meal is more in keeping with one from a fast-food outlet than what the Department of Agriculture says is a nutritious meal.

This yawning discrepancy between what students should eat and what most of them actually pile onto their trays has become a central issue in the national debate over why Americans are growing obese.”

NY Times