I’ve written quite a bit here about the reliance of my school district on items like graham crackers to meet the high caloric requirements set by the USDA for school breakfasts. I’ve also been surprised as I do my “Notes from the Field” features to see how often dessert is served as part of the school lunch in my kids’ cafeteria.
At both breakfast and lunch, processed foods that are high in sugar show up on kids’ trays for no other reason than compliance with outdated governmental regulations, a practice that flies in the face of reason as we face a childhood obesity crisis. Ed Bruske, blogger at Better DC School Food, has a great post up today clearly explaining the sugar/calorie problem — and offering a glimmer of hope for the future. It’s well worth reading.