In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.
After taking note of the fact that there are no overweight children in my son's class, including those who receive government, aid I realized that serving a very limited selection of simple food isn't such a bad idea after all.
When autumn rolls around we begin to see many beautiful squashes and gourds. While they look pretty on a tablescape, the health benefits of the veggies and fruit that pop up this time of year are vast.