16th February 2017
FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes.
Not that they asked the kids. God forbid.
The district and FOE claimed the lunch program was healthier than before, but only on the basis that food from plants is typically healthier than meat. The study justifies its health claims by stating average poultry consumption fell. FOE did not undertake an actual study into whether or not the lunches improved student health.
And if anyone tracks what food kinds dump in the trash, they’ll find that (like Michelle Obama’s food choices) they aren’t eating this crap but going out for McDonald’s.
The reason more and more people are homeschooling their kids is, among others, this tendency for government bureaucrats to use school kids as lab rats in pursuit of the proglodyte agenda.