Education

School Lunch Daze

By Craig Stone — November 10, 2005 1 min read

It costs the U.S. government $6 billion per year to feed the 29 million students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, and commercial food vendors are keen to get a slice of the pie, according to this NewsWeek article. In doing so, however, they have to negotiate strict federal restrictions on price and nutrition. And they have to make their choices “cool” enough for kids to eat. But are the kids getting what they need?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.