Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Junk Science: Junk Food in Our Schools

In today's NY Times, a Pennsylvania University study concluded that: "they could find no correlation at all between obesity and attending a school where sweets and salty snacks were available." There must be a problem with food preferences and not just availability, price, or just blaming school lunches.
If this is your regular lunch, with high fat, high carbohydrate, and very low nutritional content, and combined with little physical activity, then you will have childhood obesity problems.

Instead, lunches should look more like this:

Higher fiber, higher vitamin, higher protein, and lower fat and carb content. Now about that physical activity thing...