Why don't they put healthier foods in schools?
This is a Michelle Obama question.
There isn't a one size fits all diet. What is healthy for one may not be healthy for another, we are all humans but some of us have different dietary needs than others.
Michelle Obama had a horrible effect on school lunches. She had food no one wanted to eat. Everyone should be able to enjoy their meals. Students in school are often stressed out just being there, and when lunch break comes around, they should be able to relax and ENJOY their lunch.
So Michelle didn't do a good job with that. First Lady or FLOTUS is not a position where one should go messing up school meals by making them tasteless, or 'healthy' in her own mind. She's got her own kids to attend to, and schools do not need her or any president's wife to tell them what to serve for school lunch.
Oh, that's simple: healthy foods are more expensive, and don't have corporate sponsorship. Bear with me:
Most school districts use a third-party service to run their lunch rooms. Those services sign contracts, saying they'll feed the students for XX dollars per year. From there, they squeeze the most profit they can from the difference between the food they purchase, and the amount they're paid.
So, kids are getting the cheapest foods available. Sometimes, that's done by buying lower grades of food. Sometimes, it's by getting a kickback from big corporations, to only make their brand of sodas or chips available to students---because the brands we eat as children are the ones we are most likely to buy for the rest of our lives.
School lunches are all about corporate profits. Now that the nutritional guidelines that have been in place for the past few years are gone, there's nothing that says kids will get anything healthy to eat.
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