I just want to call your attention to a recent article in the NYT entitled, “There’s homework to do on school lunches,” written by Jane E. Brody (Tuesday, October 30, 2012, p D7). The article discusses government attempts to improve the nutritional content of school lunches and the big problem that has emerged- many kids just won’t eat the food. What Brody does is provide some common sense ideas for parents to pursue that might change the way their children eat, not just at school, but at home as well. Of course, if the parents have terrible eating habits, it can be a daunting task. I strongly recommend you check out the article and recommend it to your friends whose children have horrible eating habits. In my opinion, we are not going to solve our national problem with childhood obesity just by offering more nutritious lunches or banning sugar-containing soda drinks; we will need to completely overhaul how families eat. It will be a tough job, but well worth the effort in the long run.
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