- NY Times: Obama’s New Chef Skewers School Lunches. This is a very good sign. Here’s his thoughts about the National School Lunch Program which provides breakfast and lunch for 28 million kids a day, including every single child in the Cleveland School District.
There are a couple major repercussions of [the National School Lunch Program] felt by our children. The first is their ability to learn. There is overwhelming evidence that confirms that additives of colors and preservatives common in lunchroom food hinder a child’s ability to learn. In addition, the abundance of high fructose corn syrup in lunches and snacks has been shown to have a direct link to the attention deficit disorder epidemic.
The second is physical health. According to the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine and the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, by 2010 nearly half of the children in North America will be overweight or obese.