The right approach in dealing with childhood obesity?
Lunch in loud, brightly lit rooms.
School Lunch From Around The World
"Officials at the United States Department of Agriculture endorsed the company’s ammonia treatment, and have said it destroys E. coli 'to an undetectable level.'...With the U.S.D.A.’s stamp of approval, the company’s processed beef has become a mainstay in America’s hamburgers. McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food giants use it as a component in ground beef, as do grocery chains. The federal school lunch program used an estimated 5.5 million pounds of the processed beef last year alone."
"Pathogens died when enough ammonia was used to raise the alkalinity of the beef to a high level, company research found. But early on, school lunch officials and other customers complained about the taste and smell of the beef....In early 2003, officials in Georgia returned nearly 7,000 pounds to Beef Products after cooks who were making meatloaf for state prisoners detected a 'very strong odor of ammonia' in 60-pound blocks of the trimmings, state records show....The Beef Products’ study that won U.S.D.A. approval used an ammonia treatment that raised the pH of the meat to as high as 10 [from a natural state of about 6], an alkalinity well beyond the range of most foods."
"American kids are into the Fall term by now - and back into the school lunch routine. French school kids are, too. And vive le difference, says David Turecamo, who reports on the dietary regimen of the gourmet lunches served in French schools."
1. Make cooking and life skills classes compulsory for ALL kids so they learn about food and good eating habits while they’re young. Our kids need to be equipped to understand food, cook and shop on a budget, which are essential life skills.
2. Recruit and train new cookery teachers, otherwise the new entitlement to cookery lessons won’t be able to happen.
3. Empower heads to make every school a junk-free zone.
4. Educate parents and help them to understand the basics of family cooking and responsible nutrition.
5. Invest in dinner ladies with proper training and appropriate, paid hours to cook food and not just re-heat junk.
6. Commit to a ten-year strategic plan and fund a long-term public campaign to get people back onto a proper diet and empower/persuade (and possibly scare, if needed) the public into making better choices.
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