I imagine that there will probably be a lawsuit against the school district on this at some point. The news article said the school district leaves it up to the individual school and principal, so I don't know if the entire school district should be held responsible.
If any of you have seen "Supersize Me", there is an alternative high school in Appleton WI that DOES serve more nutritious meals made from locally-grown, organic produce and ingredients with no hormones, additives, or preservatives. The program was the brainchild of Phil Stitt & Dr. Barbara Stitt who started Natural Ovens of Manitowoc WI. These were behavioral disordered kids that TOTALLY turned around. their behavior. And. the kids LIKED the food! Natural Ovens underwrote the cost to improve the meals for 5 years. THEIR cost? $20,000! Guaranteed that the city of Chicago's school lunch (which probably isn't as good) cost more than that.
I would think that there are alot of things parents could do. One is get together as a group and demand to be part of the menu decisons. Missy Chase Lapine, the author of The Sneaky Chef books and former editor/publisher of Eating Well magazine has been suggesting recipes and menu ideas for schools for years. How about these people listen to her before making an arbitrary decision like that?
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