Gov't Urges Parents to Use School Lunches As a Model for Family DinnerSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:21
Gov't Urges Parents to Use School Lunches As a Model for Family Dinner
By Susan Jones
October 2, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Government-approved school meals as a model for the family dinner table?
Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes "may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria."
But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier:
"We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier," the USDA blogged on Monday. "We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible."