Turning down the school lunch

by Walter Olson on May 27, 2011

My new post at Cato at Liberty explains how raw green onion came to be served as the “snack” in a Washington, D.C. public school, and why one smart suburban district decided to pull out of the federal school lunch program entirely.

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1 Smart Dude 05.27.11 at 11:22 pm

The amazing thing is that the raw onion “snacks” do not appear to be an error.

Trillions in debt and we can afford some over-paid lunatics in Washington mandating raw onions for school children?

2 James 05.28.11 at 1:01 pm

I wonder how much in the way of food gets wasted because the kids won’t eat it and it has to be thrown away.

3 Smart Dude 05.28.11 at 6:03 pm

“I wonder how much in the way of food gets wasted because the kids won’t eat it and it has to be thrown away.”

All of it, as best as I can make out from the article.

4 Allan 05.30.11 at 8:48 am

Well, famously under Reagan’s watch, ketchup was considered a vegetable…

Bottom line: you want my money, you follow my rules.

5 William Nuesslein 05.30.11 at 10:00 am

When I was a young man my father-in-law used to pick up garbage from a local boy-scout camp. His picks looked forward to servings of vegetables, as the children put them directly into the garbage pail. I have fond memories of his delicious pork.

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