Kids ate vegetables in the 1950s because it was cool
Check out the complaints about the new USDA school lunch program in this excerpt from Students Trash Veggies Rather Than Eat Them
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is standing behind the program and responding to concerns.USDA officials say students should not be coming home hungry. While some portions are smaller than in the past, kids can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.The new guidelines are designed to teach kids about proper portion sizes and how to make healthier choices."One thing I think we need to keep in mind as kids say they're still hungry is that many children aren't used to eating fruits and vegetables at home, much less at school. So it's a change in what they are eating. If they are still hungry, it's that they are not eating all the food that's being offered," USDA Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton said.