It was hailed as revolutionary when it was signed into law. But the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is quickly failing as the landmark law that promised to end child obesity.
We learned this week from the Chicago Tribune what the kids are now being served at the school cafeteria that’s making them cringe:
Complaints arise with the reformulated items, including new pizza products with grainier cardboardy crusts. The same goes for overly tangy and tomatoey red beans with whole wheat pasta; chalky whole wheat macaroni salad; a mixture of beans, cheese and tomato called “enchiladas”; nearly flavorless rice and beans; brown-tinged, formaldehyde scented iceberg salad in a cup; a stiff flour tortilla wrapped around fish sticks named a “fish taco”; canned pears that taste like wet toilet paper and, worst of all, waterlogged and unsalted boiled vegetables.
It’s time to throw out the directives from Washington, DC.