Sunday, March 06, 2005

South Beach Diet Hits Florida Schools

Everybody knows that America's kids have gotten fat. Here's the story of a Florida School District that is trying to do something about it.

Would you believe The South Beach Diet---in schools?

Six schools in the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee are experimenting with using South Beach guidelines in the designing of their breakfast and lunch menus. So far, the results have been mixed, with nine-year-old Kelly Ferrer summing-up the feelings of many kids by saying:
"I want to go back to the old menu," said the fourth-grader at Mill Creek Elementary School. "We had better food last year."
Strange thing is, kids were saying much the same thing when I was in school. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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