I had the opportunity to talk to the Director of Food Services for one of the largest school districts in the state, and I asked her how it was going. She explained that Arkansas has the healthiest trash cans in the America. I gave her a puzzled look, and asked her what she meant. The district's federal funding is tied to the Michelle Obama mandate that all food trays have to have a healthy fruit/vegetable on it. While that seems like a great idea, the reality of the situation is that the kids go through the line, get their food, and drop the unwanted fruit/veggie into the trash can as they go to their table.
The director has tried unsuccessfully to have fruit bowls placed on the tables so that the kids that want a healthy option can pick their own fruit. Great idea! No waste, and mission accomplished. Unfortunately, the ivory tower has no ears, and her good ideas haven't produced any positive results. She equated it to trying to milk a bull.
Seriously, what is it gonna take for common sense to rule the land once again? Maybe God had it right when he flooded the planet to start over again...
Keep Right On Prepping - K