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14.7.14

The Fresh View: Michelle Obama's Lunch Blues



There is an issue with the new school lunch requirements. As where I find no issue with the fat and calorie requirements, thus smaller portions. The requirement that all grain products must be 100 percent whole-grain rich is simply absurd. As someone who cooks a lot and eats even more things like whole wheat pasta takes more time and effort to cook properly. Also, there is the grit factor, whole wheat pasta has a grittiness to it that most kids will not easily take to. How many kids ask their parents for wheat bread in the school lunches from home, when I was a kid I would say it was never and I am sure kids tastes have not changed that much since that time. Kids school lunches must become healthier this is a given, but it must be done in a smarter, more cost effective, more kid friendly way. 

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