Blame School Lunch’s for America’s Obesity?

Last week, there was an article on Huffington Post , Obesity In America: 42% Estimated To Be Obese By 2030, New Data Shows, that indicates that 17 percent of children in 2009 – 2010 are obese.  Of course, this should be concerning to everyone and especially parents. As a parent of two young boys, one in school, I am highly concerned and am constantly making sure they make healthy eating choices.  Being able to make choices for them is critical when it comes to school lunches.  I have been throughly amazed at the POOR menu of lunches (please see the picture below) that is being provided by their school.  Supposedly, these lunch menus are approved by the State and therefore are ok for the kids to each.    

I don’t pretend to be a nutritionalist but the menu items above don’t make a whole lot sense.  Personally, I think there needs to be pressure put on the states to ensure that the lunch menu’s meet better eating guidelines.