Poll: Should the School Board Restrict What's Served on Food Days?
Board seeking information on what parents think is the right balance for school meals.
The Warren Township Board of Education conducted its annual review of the district's nutrition policy at Monday's meeting, engaging in a lengthy discussion of the notable exceptions to the nutrition policy: Food Days and classroom celebrations.
The discussion touches on many key issues for parents: how can we be assured kids are eating properly when in schools? How do the school PTOs select and organize the meals offered?
The board plans to collect some additional information about the programs and celebrations but is almost certain to return to the issue in the coming months.
We wondered what readers made of the discussion—do you think the board needs to be more restrictive with the Food Day offerings, which include fast food vendors menus?
Do you think it's a conficting message for students to be one taught not to eat foods that are regularly offered at lunchtime?
Or do you think there's little harm in allowing parents to order such foods for their kids?
Take our poll and add your comments below.