One of the most frequent complaints I hear from TLT readers relates to the high level of sugar in the breakfasts served at their children’s schools.
Here in my own district of Houston ISD, for example, it’s entirely possible for an elementary-aged child to consume 39 grams — almost 10 teaspoons – of added sugar just by eating school breakfast. (The American Heart Association recommends that children consume no more than 3-4 teaspoons of added sugar a day.)
Today I have a piece on Civil Eats delving into some of the surprising reasons why sugary school breakfasts are so common nationwide, even after the 2010 school meal overhaul. I hope you’ll take a moment to read it — and please let me know what you think!
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