I was fascinated by the story in yesterday’s New York Times about the problem schools are having as they try to replace the junk foods in vending machines with healthier options.
Students, it seems, prefer to buy the junk foods.
The Times photo says it all:
What are these machines doing in schools at all?
Schools didn’t used to have vending machines. Somehow kids managed to survive for a few hours not eating between meals.
If schools must have vending machines—a highly debatable point—how about making everything in them be something you’d like your kid to be eating?
Just a thought.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.