Saturday, October 07, 2006

Snack Food Ban Might Make For An Interesting Debate

Or maybe it wouldn't.


Snacks sold in schools will have less fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton.

Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier -- the latest assault on the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.

I think the idea behind the debate is to get a political conservative and a political liberal to shoot it out at the OK Corral, not to talk about something as mundane (yet directly applicable to students) as snack foods at school.

Does it take me to ask if Clinton's popularity as President would have suffered among teenagers had he tried to get this through during his time in office? And wasn't he especially fond of Big Macs?

What gives here?

1 comment:

rightwingprof said...

There's another difference between the primary/secondary schools and universities. Our campus was one of the first to privatize all food services in the early 90s. No dorm cafeterias, no dorm food. Food courts. Fast food. Many universities have followed suit, for obvious reasons.