Poll Finds Most Parents Back National School Nutrition Rules

A survey from the advocacy group Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project found most people agreed the chips, soda and candy bars students buy from vending machines or school stores in addition to breakfast and lunch are not nutritious, and they support a national standard for foods sold at schools, according to Reuters News. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Nobody would have expected that a poll would not find parents support strict nutrition standards for schools. Nor is it hard to believe that most adults believe that the snacks and beverages in vending machines at schools are not offering good nutrition.

The reality is that many schools have improved the nutrition of cafeteria offerings in recent years. Doing so requires financial support from the government.

This is a comprehensive article about the whole school nutrition issue; it summarizes the historical developments . 04-20-12 By Elliot Maras