29th October 2012
Thanks to federal incentives, it was revealed recently, New York’s education department at one point had forty school lunch specialists compared with one specialist in science education. The lunches kept getting worse, too, or so I observed as a New York public school parent. Now they’re moving on to federally funded school breakfast, weekend, and summer feeding. We can’t all afford to escape these dismal mandates by fleeing to private school, but as Baylen has pointed out, most of us can afford to pack bag and box lunches. Policy recommendation? Get ready to fight the inevitable attempts to restrict food sent from home.