I feel that the school should provide a fresh salad, a piece of fruit and a carton of milk every day and require the children to bring their own main dish. This would force parents to think more about what is going into their child’s bodies every day and would still provide a sufficient nutritional alternative for those who can’t or won’t pack their own main dish. It would also encourage schools to search locally for fresh produce (an apple a day would be very easy in the North Country) and would greatly reduce the overall cost of the program by eliminating packaged foods and hot meal preparation. In the end, everyone would be healthier in so many ways.
Thank you so much for bringing public attention to the issue by hosting a continuing series on the topic.
Angela Swan, Chazy