Thursday, July 30, 2009

the politics of cafeteria lunches

Take the 6 1/2 minutes to watch this.

There's more. The USDA's nutrition standards were developed before food science realized the dangers involved in saturated and trans fat, salt, and calories. Created in the 1970s, these standards are so behind that candy bars, french fries, sugary drinks, and snack cakes are not considered junk food.

Congress is currently considering legislation that can improve foods in school. Let your representatives know that the USDA should update its nutrition standard and bring schools up to speed. Take action here

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