Obesity in American kids and how they cultivated a new generation

Obesity in American kids and how they cultivated a new generation

Great article here from The Washington Post today.

“In 1972, a Las Vegas businessman named Len Frederick introduced a new kind of lunch to cash-strapped schools eager to see their cafeterias turn a profit. Instead of chicken or meatloaf, carrots and a carton of milk, students could eat hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries, and drink milkshakes or soda. All Frederick had to do to square his “combo meals” with national nutrition standards was fortify them with vitamins and add a sprinkle of wheat germ to the buns. Pickles counted as a required vegetable…”

Full article here: http://www.dailynews.com/health/20131008/obesity-in-kids-how-america-cultivated-a-new-generation

Posted: Thursday 10 October 2013