Give the new school menus a fair chance

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, with strong backing from first lady Michelle Obama, is serving healthier lunches for public school kids this year, and who could be against that?

Lots of folks, actually, if the online conversation is indicative of what is going on in Pee Dee lunchrooms these days.

From its conception, school lunches never carried a sterling reputation among that finicky bracket of eaters: kids. Lunch ladies with blue tresses and hairnets piling mystery meats and globs of greased vegetables on Styrofoam plates. Those aren’t exactly images that whet too many whistles.

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