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September 9, 2012 11:07 AM Subscribe
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) thinks
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that new school lunch standards derived from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act equal rationing. His constituents' kids are "starving," says the congressman.
But the HHFKA
actually expanded access to school breakfast and lunch programs and improved school nutritional guidelines. Is this a nanny state, or a culture war?
Sarah Palin deliberately brought cookies
to a PA school in defiance of its healthy snack guidelines. The School Lunch Project
and many articles
have highlighted what's actually being served in schools today.
(Formerly on the blue: school lunches one
But is this a political fight or a cultural one? Karen LeBillon posts French school lunch menus
that will make you weep. And some parents call for a return to the square, white-flour pizza slices we all remember so their kids won't complain. What does fighting improvements in school lunches say about the US relationship with food and food culture?