How the Food Industry Eats Your Kid’s Lunch

In an opinion essay in the New York Times, Lucy Komisar describes an increasingly cozy alliance between companies that manufacture processed foods and companies that serve the meals in public schools. This partnership, she writes, “is making students — a captive market — fat and sick while pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits. At a time of fiscal austerity, these companies are seducing school administrators with promises to cut costs through privatization. Parents who want healthier meals, meanwhile, are outgunned.”