How pervasively wrong our idea of 'healthy eating' is.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
I'm doing a lot towards raising a child and one of those things was accompanying her to orientation day at the new school. A lunch was provided -- the school said it was an example of the meals provided to the kids.
Lunch was a hot dog on a soft white bun -- not all beef; baked beans in a very sweet sauce; a bag of chips; cookies; and bottled water. You could have ketchup on your hot dog and if you're old enough to remember the Reagan administration, you know that was the year ketchup was determined to be a vegetable as far as school lunches go.
As I sat squeezed at one of the tables, I noticed a young boy at the next table enjoying a small box of Pop Rocks candy. One of the teachers stopped and insisted he get 'something healthy' to eat.
I didn't say anything, but I'm pretty sure the amount of sugar in that box of Pop Rocks was quite a bit less than the sugar being provided as a nutritious lunch.