Kids are already complaining about school lunches, but it sounds like things are going to get even worse. The Obama administration plans to ban the sale of all food it deems to be “junk food” in school cafeterias.
New rules for school food kick in this July — and for kids going back to school in the fall, it’s sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being instituted by the USDA, junk food is now totally verboten — in school vending machines, stores, and lunchrooms. That means that fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy are good to go — high-sodium, high-sugar, and high-fat foods are not.
As far as I can tell kids will still be able to bring whatever they want to school for lunch. But there have already been calls by liberals to outlaw packed lunches, and in Chicago they implemented a ban in 2011.