Beware of this school lunchtime scheme

frito-lay-chips-bagsIt’s not bad enough that TV ads make junk food so appealing to kids to the point where child obesity is a national problem. Now food manufacturers are getting schools into the act.

Here is an article that is good education for parents, grandparents and other caregivers responsible for keeping kids healthy.

You may have heard me mention one of my heroes, Marion Nestle, in previous posts. At the beginning of the 2016 school year, Professor Nestle posted an article at her Food Politics blog  The article tells us about yet another under-handed ploy by the food industry to trick kids into eating more junk food.

If candy-coated cereals and ads that look like cartoon shows aren’t enough, wait til you read this. If I had school-aged children in my family, I would be concerned. Actually, I am concerned–for your children–so that’s why I’m sharing this with you.

After you read this article, if you’re not sure if your kids’ schools participate in this ‘program’, you may want to look into it.

Click here to read about the food industry’s latest scheme to fool kids.