September 25, 2012

Government Mandated Nutrition in Schools

If you’ve seen the news lately, or if you have kids in school, you’ve probably heard about the "exciting changes" that are taking place in school cafeterias across the nation […]

If you’ve seen the news lately, or if you have kids in school, you’ve probably heard about the "exciting changes" that are taking place in school cafeterias across the nation this year. While many people seem to be pleased with the changes, many others are outraged at the new rules that are being enforced. Listen to The Dani Johnson Show as Dani discusses the reality of these new government mandated nutrition standards.

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  1. Wendy October 3, 2012
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    I live in Japan, and the kids do not choose their lunch. The school provides one meal for everyone. (If you have allergies you can bring something on that specific day – a menu is always provided each month). Main/Rice/Soup/Milk. Slight variations, but you get the idea. And they are taught from birth to eat everything on the plate before asking for more or to finish.

    This past summer I took my son to a top notch elementary school in Georgia to see what an American school looked like. Such a nice school, and then the lunch room. I was shocked! Every day is Pizza for a choice, then they had hot dogs- as a Main Dish! – and that day was Ravioli. Kids choose the lunch they want in the morning so the cafeteria knew how much to make. And going around the rooms, I looked at the charts and noticed most kids choose Pizza – a HUGE Slice by the way – or hot dog. Only a rare few chose the ravioli and even less brought their lunch (which is lunchables – eew)

    I am still surprised when I think back to my High School days and think lunch – nachos, chocolate chip cookies, that is why I usually took my lunch each day.

    Why is a sensible diet in schools so hard to comprehend. It is so important!

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