Boo! School Food Is Not Scary

Don't believe all the negative claims about healthy school lunches

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  • October 28, 2015
  • By: Ann Cooper
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If you’ve been paying attention to the school food debate this past year, you’ve noticed the consistent barrage of negative claims: “Kids hate healthier school meals.” “Cafeteria trash cans overflow with wasted food.” “Kids aren’t eating school lunch!” Journalist Kate Murphy tossed the latest stone with her recent – and misrepresentative – New York Times piece, "Why Students Hate School Lunches."

She did a bang-up job propagating popular misconceptions, while barely providing lip service to solutions that have resulted in healthier meals, happier kids and successful school food programs. As I was quoted in the article – staunchly in defense of current U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines and the changes they’ve brought about – I want to set the record straight...

Read the rest of the blog post: "Boo! School Food Is Not Scary" (U.S. News and World Report)

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