Ed Bruske has a thought-provoking opinion piece on Grist regarding the pending reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.
Rather than taking money from food stamps to fund the negligible six cent increase for school meals, let Congress keep the money, says Bruske. It’s far more important to pass the bill because it contains
a provision that would, for the first time, give the USDA authority to regulate all foods sold in schools, possibly meaning an end — finally — to so-called “competitive foods,” such as sugary drinks and candy in school vending machines and ice cream bars and fruit rollups in the deli line. That would go a long way toward addressing the obesity epidemic that Michelle Obama has pledged to end.
Definitely take a look at the full post.