'Back Off the Nutrition Regulations'

'Back Off the Nutrition Regulations'

We were inundated with letters responding to Eric Stoessel’s editorial last month asking school foodservice directors for their opinions on the increasingly public and political debate between the USDA and SNA on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. He wondered what the people in the trenches really thought about the tougher requirements coming this year.

I believe everyone feels it’s in the best interest for children to be healthy, but there is more to health than just nutrition. In my district, students are throwing away food and making very nutritious garbage cans. We are encouraging students with salad bars lined with fruits and vegetables and have incorporated the required regulations. I have recommended that my district go off the National School Lunch & Breakfast program for our two high schools. We are a district that has a low

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