Using its typical wisdom, the government is fighting the obesity war on the wrong front. At the same time, it’s destroying the things that are good. Obesity has more to do with the lack of physical activity than the lunches being served at school.
Coral Reef Senior High School had one of the best lunch programs in the state. It allowed outside vendors to sell lunch to students. It gave the students lunch alternatives. The selection of foods was healthy.
But that program was eliminated because of this new push, which students have described as First Lady Michelle Obama’s program. Now many of the students who dislike the food being served are eating in a less healthy way. Cut back on obesity by encouraging the students to get out and play instead of sitting down playing Xbox or watching reality TV.
Kurt H. Olson, Miami