Government Urges Parents to Use School Lunch Guidelines As Model for Home Menu

Schools across America already provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It makes sense they’d want a say in what you’re serving at home.

After all, you can’t be trusted to take care of your kid:

Please, sir. No more.


Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes “may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria.”

But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier:

“We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier,” the USDA blogged on Monday. “We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible.”

Let me understand this.  In response to reports that students are throwing away food, the USDA tells parents to serve their kids similar food at home.

Are they trying to starve these kids?

Or program them?