Monday, May 4, 2015

Should low-calorie school lunches be beefed up in response to student complaints?

READER POLL

Should low-calorie school lunches be beefed up in response to student complaints?

No, new federal guidelines needed to fight childhood obesity crisis
 
  275 (43.4%)
Yes, kids say they can't get through after-school activities without hunger pains
 
  207 (32.7%)
No, as long as vending machines provide nutritious snacks
 
  61 (9.6%)
Yes, whatever happened to 'the customer's always right'?
 
  105 (16.6%)
Total votes = 633
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