USDA: Feed your kids like we do!
Kids don't like the diet the US government put them on. The kids are tossing twice as much public school cafeteria food in the garbage as they did last year. Government's response? Parents should use school lunches as a "model" for planning meals at home!
FTA: "Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes "may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria.""
FTA: "We know it is important that students get the calories and nutrition they need to stay alert and energized through the day, and schools are doing a number of things to make sure this happens," wrote Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA's deputy under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services."
And they thought they could meet those needs by setting a limit of 850 calories for every high school student! Aided by putting food on the menu that kids won't eat.
Meanwhile, if you're on food stamps you can buy all the cookies and chips you want.