12/27/2011 05:04 pm ET

Picky Eaters Are Thwarting The L.A. School District's Attempts To Improve School Lunches

Getting kids to eat right may take more than simply replacing junk food with healthier options. That's what the Los Angeles Unified School District has learned this year, according to this article in the L.A. Times. Swept up in a Michelle Obama-led tide of enthusiasm for healthy eating, the school district kicked off this year by banning nachos and chicken nuggets from the cafeterias, and feeding the kids healthy and often vegetarian food. Many kids seem to be responding by skipping lunch entirely, and eating bags of chips brought from home instead.