The Nurses and Hypochondriacs Podcast

Back To School Special: Why School Lunches Suck!

September 23, 2019

Do you remember what your school lunch was like…. ? Today, School Lunches have become incredibly political! In late 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture, under the direction of President Donald Trump, finalized plans to roll back regulations set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that were advocated for by then-First Lady Michelle Obama. Specifically, the rollback lowered nutrition standards for whole grains, flavored beverages and the sodium content of lunches served in school cafeterias. There's a school lunch defect happening in New Jersey and in 2016, a public school in Gardendale, Alabama stamped the words "I Need Lunch Money" on a child's arm because of an unpaid bill.

Our guest, Dr. Francine Kaufman was recognized from the California state senate for her work in banning soda in Los Angeles public schools. She joins us to talk about why school lunches suck and all the political drama happening as kids go back to school! Dr. Francine Ratner Kaufman is an American endocrinologist, professor, author, researcher, consultant, and corporate officer in the medical field of diabetes mellitus. She is the author of Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America.

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