School food is not the problem.
Schools, public and private, are easy scapegoats for a lot of social ills. Experience has taught me that some complaints are certainly warranted and need attention from school folks. However, the accusation that school food causes obesity is misplaced. This misnomer needs to be revisited and corrected, if such myths can be changed.
Let’s just start with this. I’m a big guy. Some folks might call me fat. Well, I have not attended public school for years. My weight problems have nothing to do with foods that are available in schools. Finally, we have some sound research that supports what most of us have known for years. Many of us were hesitant to say something because it would be unpopular. Overweight children (and adults) are not overweight because they ate at school.
Before we get to the ...