We are responsible when schools serve crappy food
if a school district wasn’t using crossing guards and parents learned this, how long would it be before the outcry made sure that crossing guards were on duty?
If noxious chemicals were being left out in the chemistry labs and parents found out, how long would it be before safeguards and monitoring was in place? Would the teacher(s) responsible even keep their jobs?
And yet, when schools serve children meals after meals of crap — pizza, fries every day, ketchup as a vegetable, whatever — the knee-jerk is to blame the schools.
The fact is, of course, that we are to blame — parents especially, if only for our more pressing interests, and taxpayers in general.
We get what we demand, and we don’t demand enough, when it comes to nutrition.
As I’ve observed many times, too many people think of junk food as a central element of celebration of fun, and think of nutrition as the province of sissies. As long as those remains the cases, we’re not likely to get much fitter or more nutritionally healthy.