A new story in the British press reveals that very few lunches brought from home are actually meeting nutritional guidelines. But the way to ameliorate the situation is not pass laws to regulate what can be included in that brown bag. Nutritional guidelines should be used to educate, not punish.
This past year has not been a great one for the National School Lunch program. The new government requirements for school lunch composition were met with so much resistance that some have already been
In an op-ed in the New York Times, Mark Oppenheimer decries puritanical efforts to get school children to eat more nutritionally beneficial foods by eliminating flavored milk or sweetened cereals from school offerings.
A mother in the Canadian Province of Manitoba was fined ten dollars for packing her child a lunch that was missing a grain. The packed lunch consisted of roast beef, potatoes, milk, carrots and an orange.
In an encouraging new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week, schools across