Banning home lunches?
Okay, I just think this is crazy.
It doesn’t tell us much. Like, what kind of lunches is the school actually serving. But I don’t think I really care…this is just wrong. It’s one thing to ban soda, or even candy or foods like that, from student lunches. It’s quite another to force all parents to accept the school’s idea of what healthy food really is and thus relinquish that aspect of their rights as a parent.
Quite a few bloggers are jumping onto this one–Mrs. Q of Fed up with Lunch doesn’t quite agree with me on this and doesn’t see as much what is wrong, although by part II of her posts on this topic she had come to see other points of view. And news outlets as far away as Los Angeles are reporting on it.
I send my kids some pretty weird lunches sometimes. I mean, they make sense to me and to my picky kids, but most folks probably wouldn’t look at a lunch of vanilla yogurt, dry cereal, and raisins, and say “oh look, that’s a nicely balanced lunch.” It has whole grains, protein, and a fruit, and she’ll eat it, and I have no problem with it. I don’t want some school telling me that their burger and tater tots are more balanced and nutritious than what I can give them from home.
What do y’all think about this?