Alice Waters recently described the problem of the National School Lunch Program as “No Lunch Left Behind.” We think it’s fantastic to raise the issue of the need for healthy food in the school system. It’s important to note that she doesn’t think increased financing is the only solution to this – instead, the Department of Education can also take initiative here. Nutrition education can only aid in increasing health and increasing opportunities for healthy lifestyles.
“…the Department of Education should take some initiative, too. After all, eating well requires education. We can teach students to choose good food and to understand how their choices affect their health and the environment. The new school lunch program should be partly financed by the Department of Education […] Every public school child in America deserves a healthful and delicious lunch that is prepared with fresh ingredients. Cash-strapped parents should be able to rely on the government to contribute to their children’s physical well-being, not to the continued spread of youth obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other diet-related problems. Let’s prove that there is such a thing as a good, free lunch. “
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