(CNSNews.com) – Government-approved school meals as a model for the family dinner table?
Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes “may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria.”
But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier:
“We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier,” the USDA blogged on Monday. “We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible.”
A recent video produced by high school students in Kansas mocked the healthy school lunches, showing young athletes fainting from starvation. “We are hungry,” they lip-synched, as one by one they topple over.
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