When one looks at the school menus in the Neighbors section, it is easy to understand why there is a serious problem of obesity affecting a good number of public school children in Miami-Dade County.
The choices are rich in calories, cholesterol and fat content. There is a list of “available” items that include fresh fruit and assorted salads, but I wonder why they aren’t included in the daily menu. Ironically, recent article on the next page, Keeping kids fit, states that there are several programs in Florida to increase the availability of healthier foods in schools. I believe there should be a strong effort to make sure that the menus are improved in order to provide healthier meals in public schools.
Guillermo Rocha, Miami