French fries and pizza in school lunches have been saved — for now.
The Washington Post reports,
The Obama administration’s push to limit the starchy vegetables and tomato paste served to millions of children at school each day was derailed by lawmakers this week, in effect enabling school cafeterias to continue offering pizza and french fries.
For nearly a year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been crafting a proposal aimed at providing more nutritious school lunches that include an array of fruits and vegetables. But the food industry and its allies in Congress have pushed back on the details, saying the proposal would be costly, partly because of vegetable prices.
What would be wrong with giving children a choice? Some kids don’t care for fruits and vegetables and we can’t see where denying them foods they will eat is harmful.