Chef Ann Cooper's Special Interest Group: School Children

February 18, 2015 12:00 PM

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Should children be required to take a serving of fruits or vegetables with every school meal? Should schools increase their focus on nutrition education? Should the bread and pasta kids eat in school consist of at least 50 percent whole grains?

These seem like simple questions, but in 2015, they're at the center of a hotly contested federal law up for reauthorization. My big question is, “Whose interests are being prioritized?” For some special interests groups, I’m afraid the answer is big food corporations.

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