Will kids eat good food?
>> consider that districts like Janey Thorton's in Hardin County, Ky., must hold their local spending to 85 cents a day per meal.
Despite the challenges, educators say they hope the updated meals introduce children to new foods, like sliced kiwis, blood oranges and even hummus. <<
85 cents a day per meal? I don't see how they can do it, even by serving junk food.
July 20th, 2007 12:55pm
> 85 cents a day per meal
true. with better nutrition journalists could write better.
July 20th, 2007 1:02pm
Junk food is way more expensive than good food. For $10 I can buy enough ingredients to make chili to last me over a week. $.85 is indeed pretty low for a meal, even buying/cooking in bulk, but you can get close to it. Not if you're buying exotic fruit, but certainly good food can be had for cheap.
July 20th, 2007 1:10pm
Yeah, don't forget that schools buy stuff in large quantities and get wholesale pricing. So 1 gallon of fruit cocktail costs $3.
July 20th, 2007 1:48pm
Bureaucrat: "We must stop the rising obesity epidemic by serving hummus!"
PE: "I notice your schools no longer have recess or PE classes and students are banned from playing sports during lunch or afterschool."
Bureaucrat: "Those activities have been shown to lead to discipline problems. The students should exercise at home."
PE: "Where? All the parks have been bulldozed and converted to office buildings."
Bureaucrat: "Eliminating parks has reduced gang drug activity by 17%"
July 20th, 2007 1:52pm
85 cents? how? child labor of course:
>like sliced kiwis,
give the kids knives
> blood oranges
> and even hummus.
July 20th, 2007 1:58pm
Funny. Very good, 'straw'.
I mean, they're in school to LEARN, right? Why not teach them food preparation as well?
July 20th, 2007 2:07pm
Schools might have to start working like the old Indian schools. The food was raised on site, by the students. Not, mind you, that these schools were a model of how to treat students properly or give them any kind of foundation for further academic pursuits. But the graduates did learn how to be self sufficient, somewhat as a matter of necessity.
July 20th, 2007 2:23pm