The Sacramento Bee’s editorial “Big Food turns up the heat on healthy school lunches” published in The Tribune on June 9 is a classic example of not attacking the problem, but attacking the messenger.
Apparently, not only can the government not educate our children, it can’t feed them a lunch they will eat. According to the editorial, experts at the Institute of Medicine and the Department of Agriculture have imposed new standards for school lunches that a large number of children refuse to eat. Instead of recommending changes to make the menus more attractive to the children, the article tries to blame the food suppliers for the children’s behavior.
Childhood obesity is the problem, and if the children won’t eat the food, they should lose weight, so maybe that is the plan after all.