I am disappointed by the cursory and biased editorial in the Washington Post that says, “Don’t let lobbyists decide what your children eat at school.”
Perhaps the editors are hoping that readers will recoil at the mention of the word “lobbyists.” If that isn’t enough to make the point, the editors ascribe all criticism of the new school meal regulations to the “School Lunch Industrial Complex.”
Perhaps the editors are too busy to notice the news printed in their own paper that would lead any reasonable person to be concerned about overly restrictive limits on sodium. I quoted the Post last April: Prevent drastic reductions in sodium in school meals.
An op-ed in the New York Times was the inspiration for another blog post in July: Government should change overly restrictive limits on fat content in school meals .
I’ll provide more information in the coming weeks.