26 April 2007

Replacing junk foods in our schools

I really hope that our lawmakers do something about this. There is no reason to NOT offer healthy food to growing children. It is truly sad when the snack food industry is competing for spots at schools around the nation and the schools are taking them up on it to get more money.

Panel Urges Schools To Replace Junk Foods

Federal officials recently proposed raising the nutritional standards for school lunches or breakfasts, but the recommendations issued yesterday are the first national attempt to address the healthfulness of "competitive" school foods -- snacks and drinks that often are sold to raise money for schools.

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