It always amazes me that we have to pass a law (and all the politics that entails) to do what is obvious common sense.
I read today the Senator Gellibrand is introducing a bill to help fight childhood obesity. The bill will:
I do applaud Senator Gillibrand's bill if this is the only way to have our kids get foods without trans fats (in school).
But, I ask myself, why do we need a law to get passed- shouldn't the schools just demand foods that are not made with trans fats? Can't they fire their food vendor if they will not comply and hire one that gives them foods without trans fats? Won't vendors provide what consumers (in this case- the schools) demand?
And why do we give them 5 years to comply. That is five years of kids eating foods we know are absolutely bad for your heart.
I say, write your senator! But that doesn't help your kids today. Find out what kind of foods your child is being provided in your child's school. (by the way, another word for trans fat is hydrogenated fats or oils)
Better yet, if you can, send them a home made lunch.
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Healthy lunch ideas (at the bottom of article)
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