the ideal lunchroom

(image via The Atlantic)

I have grown increasingly interested in nutrition policy over the last few years. This is probably a result of living in one of the unhealthiest areas of the country. Jamie Oliver (aka Naked Chef) and his Food Revolution series on improving school lunch programs in West Virginia inspired a specific interest in school nutrition policy. A challenging topic, to say the least.

I came across this Atlantic article “How Smart Cafeterias Could Fight Childhood Obesity“. The proponents of the innovative programs outlined in the article want to see children make the “right choices” in the midst of unhealthy options (ie; rather than replacing the cookie aisle with fruit salad, offer fruit salad and cookies for sale). I tend to share this ideal–that it is best to allow people options, both good and bad, as this seems to be the way to develop individuals who will make good choices for themselves in the long haul (that is, if they ever make good choices at the start).

This is a “table”–a place for discussion. I am curious–what’s your opinion?

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