Good morning, Nerd Herders. Today, I have an editorial I wrote for my local paper, The Daily Breeze, in regards to the filth my local school district puts in hot lunches. Odds are your school district does the same, so I encourage you to cut-and-paste this, sign your name and send it to your local rag. (Then paypal me my writer’s fee.)
Here’s an excerpt. Click through for the full tirade.
Or, to be more succinct, I shell out three bucks and allow her to eat a hot lunch, courtesy of THE Redondo Beach Unified School District’s “Department of Child Nutrition Services.” It’s a strategic choice rather than a nutritional one. Garbage Day, as I call it, is a small detour off an otherwise healthy diet implemented to demystify junk food in hopes that she doesn’t go on an extended high-fructose corn syrup binge the moment she has the independence and disposable income to eat on her own.
childhood obesity, fast food, lunch
But my semi-leniency was put to the test last week. I opened the RBUSD lunch calendar to discover Wednesday’s meal was provided by Taco Bell and Friday had been entrusted to Domino’s Pizza. Both days were emphasized with full-color corporate logos.