DailyDirt: Packing A School Lunch
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School lunches are often joked about having “mystery meat” or other unsavory, unpalatable menu items. Sure, there have been some positive steps to add more fruits and vegetables, but ketchup was almost counted as a vegetable, too. Maybe it’s time to save the milk money and pack your kids’ lunches.
- A study of about 1,000 students shows that kids are being rushed to finish their lunches, and when they are, more of the food is wasted. More class time sometimes means less lunch time, and waiting in line to buy a lunch also eats into the time that kids could be actually eating their food. [url]
- Watching American kids trying foreign school lunches is amusing. Surprisingly, it looks like a Kenyan meal and a high energy biscuit from Afghanistan were the winners. [url]
- There are plenty of blogs about school lunches and the strange things that happen with kids’ meals. Moms shamed for packing Oreos? Check. Schools serving meat that’s older than some of the students? Check. Millions of meals are served every day, there’s bound to be a few crazy ones. [url]
- The US Department of Agriculture has required a fruit or vegetable to be included in a school lunch program since 2012. However, kids haven’t magically started eating more fruits and vegetables. [url]
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