Should schools control what kids eat for lunch?
Post a Day 2011 topic #112: Should schools control what kids eat for lunch? Some schools in Chicago now ban lunches from home for health reasons – kids either eat the school food, or nothing.
I hate feeling as though the government is interfering in my home life – especially because I know they don’t stay up to date with the latest research and tend to be a bit alarmist about things. I would prefer schools offer healthy lunch options but not stop parents from sending in lunches for their children (made up of whatever they choose).
I can see why they think restrictions like this are helpful but it makes me dig my heels in and feel a bit rebellious.
If I knew our school offered healthy lunch options I’d be very happy to have my child eat there instead of taking a packed lunch – but don’t try force me into it.