PALMYRA, Pa. Jun 9, 2006 (AP)— Parents who visit their children at lunch would be required to eat school food rather than bring the children fast-food lunches under a proposed wellness policy in the Palmyra Area School District.
What I choose to feed my kid is my choice, not the school's. If I want him to eat nothing but peanuts, that what he eats. If I want to allow him to get fat eating McDonald's food every day, that's my choice as a parent. I can imagine that red meat would be next on the hit list, then perhaps milk.
By the way, would Togo's constitute fast food? How about Boston Market?
Why is it any of the school's business at all what my kid eats? I'm floored that adults could consider this. Don't want to sell soft drinks in school? Don't sell them! Don't tell me I can't send one with my kid in his lunch, though. Dont want to sell Frito's in the machine at school? Don't sell them, but don't tell me I can't send a bag of chips in my kid's lunch.
Teach the kid to read, write, multiply, divide, and integrate data. I'll worry about what he eats. Sheesh.