Is this breaking news? Hardly. Worth a second look? Absolutely. Anyone who has eaten a school lunch in the past fifteen years knows that our public school lunch system is in crisis. A sample lunch menu of the public school district that I live in boasts popcorn chicken bites, cheeseburgers & stuffed crust pizza. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an option every single day.
The Institute of Medicine released a report today urging an update to the 14-year old cafeteria standards. The dated guidelines don’t even match up with the government’s own dietary guidelines, which advocates more fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
To read more about this report, click here.