MAY be winning students over? The use of "may" doesn't sound like
the most solid of arguments. In fact, I would challenge Nicole Shepard to
actually interview local students, lunchroom employees and district employees.
Portion sizes of main dishes have decreased. They have increased fruit and
vegetable servings and thus, the increase in consumption of fruits and
vegetables. Traditional school meal dishes have been replaced with things like
hamburgers/hot dogs on wheat buns. Batter used for corn dogs or chicken nuggets
contain wheat substitutes and/or additives. If anything kids are forced to eat
their fruits and vegetables because of the poor quality of main dishes. My
children come home hungrier than ever before and binge to feed their growing
bodies. Their complaints about school lunches have definitely increased are
they're NOT being won over as Ms Shepard's article eludes to. This MAY
be an article based on a very biased report.
@PapaCornThen make your kids a home lunch. This is what I don't get
about conservatives, you constantly hear how the government needs to get out of
their lives. But they also are in an uproar about school lunches. You realize
that buying your kid a school lunch is inviting the government into your life
right? I know that if you just make your kid a lunch(or have them do it
themselves if they are older) than you can't blame Obama. But it's not
like you are forced to buy it. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
@NoodlekaboodleHow about federal government just get out our local
schools!We do not need or want their micromanagement no matter their
self believed good intentions.