why does a salad cost more than a big mac?

03/13/2010 § 2 Comments

the massachusetts senate recently passed a bill to ban junk food and sugary drinks from public schools.  the effort responds to the growing (grown) health crisis of american childhood obesity.  its a good move following district level reforms in boston and lawrence.

it reminds me of being a middle schooler in urban sf east bay.  the cafeteria sold a warm frisbee size chocolate chip cookie for a $1.  cookies and chicken cup-o-noodles for $0.79 was probably half of the total student lunch consumption.

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