'The Food Still Goes in the Trash'

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 just read your editorial in the June issue of Food Management. You are correct in saying that we all want what is best for our children. Our district is very rural and very small—2,000 students. Seven years ago I introduced salad bars in all four of our schools. About five years ago I started whole grain foods as they were available. You would be absolutely proud to watch middle and high school students come through the salad bar and make their salad, take jicama and we cannot serve eno

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