Confessore, Nicholas. “How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 11 Oct. 2014. Web. 07 Oct. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/magazine/how-school-lunch-became-the-latest-political-battleground.html?_r=0>.
Nicholas Confessore is a correspondent for politics at the New York Times. He was a politics major at Princeton University as an undergrad. In 2003, he won the Livingston Award for national reporting.
School lunches have been a topic of much debate for the last few years as stricter nutrition standpoints have had to been met through government regulations. Confessore stated that there has been many changes towards school lunches that are still being debated. Such as, should pizza be a vegetable? Not only is this debate about nutrition, it’s mostly political. Each party has different agendas as to what school lunches should look like with either more or less government help in getting specific nutritional goals.
School lunches suck. As tighter restrictions on what are considered dietary necessities are put in place, many more students are left hungry and unsatisfied after lunch. School lunches are bland because there’s a sodium limit on meals, they’re small and expensive for the average student. These restrictions are especially noticeable in high school where students can leave, if school’s want to even break even, then allowing them to make what they want and including health information would be the most beneficial for all.