Parents are scared. Kids are scared. Schools are nervous. What's happening in the school cafeteria these days? It's the great food shakeup, if you want to call what school cafeterias serve "food."
They are serving smaller sports drinks, baked "fries" and whatnot. But, according to nutritionists who aren't in cahoots with the major food corporations (namely registered dietitians; read the ADA, eatright.org, website to see who their sponsors are, because it will surprise you, in a bad way. The list includes Pepsico, drug companies, Kellogg's, General Mills, Mars candy, and others of that ilk.), the food shakeup is way off target. It protects corporations such as sugar growers, Coca Cola, Sara Lee, et. al., while it abuses our children. That's right, abuses. What else can you call it when profit comes first and the health of children comes second? Until we face this corporate-dietitian-school triad, then we're just the effect of lip service.
The biggest problem with children's health these days is obesity, diabetes, tooth decay and attention deficit. What is the food connection with these diseases?
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