Lunchtime poll – school lunch
July 6th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
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Top Chef's Tom Colicchio is on a mission to make healthy school lunches accessible to every kid. How do things stack up in your neck of the woods?

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  1. KY F

    I think more vegan choices should be added into the school menu. most of the eggs, meat & poultry content high level of hormones, pesticide, insecticide, which is very harmful to our children

    July 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  2. SFS

    I didn't watch his show but heard about it. I also heard that he was way over budget and that most the kids threw the food away. School Lunch is not making kids fat, lack of exercise is making kids fat. All schools across the country show have a morning recess where the kids can move around, lunch and then P.E. each day. THis is not happening and the sedentary lifestyle is catching up with today's kids. In addition, how many kids are being diagnosed ADHD. They are hyperactive in the classroom because they have no outlet to release their energy during the course of the school day. I work for a School Lunch Program in New Orleans, we put alot of time into looking at nutritious yet foods that will bring the kids into the lunchroom. We have a Dietician on staff that writes our menus. We are constantly trying new "healthy" meals. Each week we cook at least two menus from scratch. We use whole wheat flour in all of our fresh breads, rolls, etc. This year we are introducing whole wheat pasta and brown rice. The problem is parents are not cooking at home and most children do not know what a home cooked meal is..... this is across all economic levels.
    You can't blame school lunch. Food alone does not make a child fat. And you can't make a blanket statement, that isn't fair to the school districts that a providing healthy meals to the children. Don't sterotype school food.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
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