The government is putting its (big) foot down. No more junk food in schools. As Danica Lo of Epicurious writes:
New rules for school food kick in this July -- and for kids going back to school in the fall, it's sad sad news (okay, not really sad, but healthy healthy news). According to new regulations being instituted by the USDA, junk food is now totally verboten -- in school vending machines, stores, and lunchrooms. That means that fruits, veggies, whole grains, and dairy are good to go -- high-sodium, high-sugar, and high-fat foods are not.
Rules, as we all know, exist to be both enforced and broken and it will be interesting to see how far the Feds will go to make sure the rules are obeyed. Will it be a zero tolerance regime? First time offenders getting thrown in the jug for carrying concealed candy bars.
And, also, will the kids be more resourceful than the food cops?
This could be the start of a War on Food.