House Of Representatives Passes Bill That Weakens School Nutrition Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives dealt a blow to childhood obesity warriors recently by passing a bill that abandons proposals that threatened to end the reign of pizza and French fries on federally funded school lunch menus, according to Reuters News. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: The food industry needs to be supporting measures to improve school nutrition, not opposing them.

Fortunately, the federal government expects to have sufficient funds for more nutritious school food.

Food industry organizations do support nutrition education programs, but their support for education is not enough; they need to support all school nutrition initiatives. 11-30-11 By Elliot Maras