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USDA Wants Potatoes Out of Schools – Tater Tots, Beware!

May 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The USDA thinks potatoes aren’t the best choice for school cafeteria diners. Tater Tots and even mashed spuds could be a thing of the past in cafeterias, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Federally funded lunches (and breakfasts) are targeted by the USDA. Last year, the Institute of Medicine recommended that most people already eat enough potatoes and that pregnant women and their children using the USDA program for low-income meals shouldn’t use the feds money for white potatoes.

Now several movements have started to keep potatoes in schools – parents, kids and the potato councils of several states are pushing for the spuds.

What do you think about potatoes in schools – should the schools limit any one food or teach kids moderation in all things?

Tags: Today in the World of Food · Uncategorized

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Scott Simmons // May 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    But kids these days don’t learn moderation in anything. Urgh.

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