Poll: Healthy School Lunches

This week’s poll on the front page of Accidental Hedonist has to do with a University of Minnesota study about healthy school lunches.

The study, which appears in the December issue of the Review of Agricultural Economics, analyzed five years of data for 330 Minnesota public school districts. It looked at compliance with federal standards for calories, nutrients and fats.

When the researchers crunched all the numbers they found that schools serving the healthiest lunches did not see a falloff in demand.

Do you think the findings of the study have merit? Do your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or the children of your friends rebel at a well balanced diet? Do you think they will Will your kids eat all the broccoli on their plates? Or has your home seen rutabaga riots and sedition over nutrition?

The bottom line: do you trust the kids in your lives to eat healthy when presented with school cafeteria food that is well balanced?