No longer the regular TLT feature it once was, I still like to serve up the occasional Friday Buffet to share kid-and-food news I didn’t get to during the week. . . .
Domino’s Continues to Grow Its School Food Market
Nothing really new here. My own district has long been selling nutritionally-rejiggered Papa John’s pizza as a profitable a la carte item. I hope to have a post soon on the prevalence of “better for you” pizza in schools — and what I think about it.
Hospitals Taken to Task for On-Site Fast Food
Corporate Accountability International recently took issue with twenty hospitals, including Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital, for having on-site McDonald’s restaurants. You might want to check out my previous post on this topic, which linked to an excellent article in Slate about the uncomfortable relationship between hospitals and McD’s. But also see the comments on that post, where many readers defended fast food in the health care setting.
Support Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Schools
Finally, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is sending around a petition urging USDA to continue its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program which brings fresh produce to low-income schools. You can sign it here.
Have a great weekend, all. More Lunch Tray on Monday . . . .
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