I agree. What if the child has a food allergy or food intolerance and he or she can only eat certain foods. What right does a school have to decide what a child should eat or not eat? While I agree that kids need to learn healthy eating habits from the beginning, policing what they eat is not the answer. Having more healthy and a greater variety of healthy options is the answer. Not selling junk foods in vending machines at the schools would be a great place to start, but deciding what a kid brings from home is not right.Some schools no longer allow kids to carry their lunch to school, others remove things like bologna and peanut butter sandwiches from their home-lunches and replace them with who knows what. I also read an article where in Michelle Obama's new healthy school lunch program, the schools are receiving things like raw turnips and raw asparagus, which of course the kids can't eat, so it all ends up in the trash. The whole thing is crazy.
Has anyone seen Jamie's food reverlotion?? As he go's around various schools in the US to educate kids about nutrition. Not without red tape as authorities make things tough for him.
As a school you may think that they should get some idea of what's good for you to eat. Not just the maths & English. Here in Australia we have schools that have their own vegetable garden at school!!! Even chickens. Fresh eggs anyone??