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May 29, 2014

In Our Opinion: Let facts determine school menus


The School Nutrition Association, which represents school nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools, have endorsed the new bill. The national PTA, on the other hand, is lobbying to keep the 2010 law intact. 

“The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health,” Mrs. Obama said.

That really is the bottom line. A strategy to reduce the number of fat children shouldn’t be determined by which point of view has the better lobbyists.

Big government programs rarely get everything right. Certainly changes can be made that make nutritious meals more appealing to kids. That, more than anything else, is what everyone should be talking about.

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