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.