Tuesday, November 17, 2009

School meals: the breakfast sugar overload

Valerie Strauss

The Answer Sheet:  A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else)
The Washington Post
November 17, 2009

The first thing that jumped out at me about today’s Washington Post story about kids in D.C. schools eating federally funded breakfasts was “sugar.”

How much sugar was in the breakfast given to fourth-grader Alex Brown?

He had a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal, amount not mentioned; but a single serving, 1 cup, has 14 grams of sugar. That’s not especially high in the sweetened cereal world, but it’s not great.

Read more HERE. 

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