'Tis true. Nick has these "Go out and play" blocks in their summer programming.
I wouldn't mind paying for school lunches if they were worth paying for. If you remember, last year we had Krissy stop eating school lunches because the nutritionist just about had a coronary at the amount of carbs in that day's school lunch (almost one-day's worth of carbs!). In one month Krissy lost 10 lbs. Sure, she was excersising too, (stupid spell check won't help me out on that word ) but you can't tell me the school lunch wasn't part of it. And they had that documentary thing last year about how awful school lunches were because schools were being cheap on what they gave kids and how it was prepared (to save time).
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too, when I was reading that article. Public schools aren't exactly known for health food (let alone edible
food). They're on a tight budget just like everyone else -- with the notable exception to high school sports programs. As a result, the food they serve is bought with quantity in mind, not quality. If I were a parent there, I'd be raising holy fucking hell every day until they pulled that rule from the books. It's stupid. And that's how this is going to play out, no doubt. Parents are an intolerable lot. I've seen it.