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Childhood Obesity a “National Threat”

Posted in Random Musings with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2010 by Aaron

I read an interesting article today. The military is petitioning Congress to “… introduce laws to give US children better nutrition in schools, with less sugar, salt and fat.” It isn’t upsetting that Congress should be interested in school lunches or national obesity rates (for children or adults). The problem is that it takes the military being interested in it for anything to happen.

A December 2009 Report found that KFC serves better chicken than our schools, Jack-in-the-Box has standards for bacteria levels 10 times more strict. They wouldn’t even buy the “food” we feed public school kids.

I am all for feeding kids real food. I also think it is a little ironic to do so in order that they can grow up big and strong so we can go stomp on people (that probably don’t get publicly subsidized school lunches) in other countries.