The School Lunch Revolution: Get Ready

09/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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A recent federal mandate required that every school district write and implement a "Wellness Policy" that addressed, among other things, the epidemic of obesity and childhood diabetes now rampant in our youth. This was a noble endeavor; however, it needed to be more than a mere academic and bureaucratic exercise. What is called for here is a true revolution, one that, like all revolutions, will be very difficult to conduct in the face of the stalwart forces of the status quo. The fear of change is a very difficult one to overcome.

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