I also understand, from a newspaper article about our local (Chicago suburban) high school district, that they are on the verge of dropping the program because 1. the kids won’t eat it; and 2. it’s so low in calories that they’re not satisfied. I wish a study would be done on obesity by ethnicity. Some diets don’t translate well to more urban or even suburban environments. And when parents were themselves raised on convenient foods with quick return on satisfaction (i.e., salt, sugar, fat), they are not in a good position to provide better meals to their families. Further, with new studies constantly coming out contradicting what we “knew” about nutrition, especially fat and sugar, to force an unpalatable diet on anyone is just plain stupid.
John Deering and John Newcombe