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Can Sweet Potato Fries and Veggie Burgers Satisfy Our Nation’s Husky Kids?

The New York Times Sunday magazine ran a long and inspiring article by Lisa Belkin about the arduous task of improving the nutritional quality of America’s school lunch programs. Results thus far with obese and at risk children are “cautiously exciting.” Did you know that, without intervention, this generation of children may be the first to have a lower life expentancy than its parents? Here’s the link.

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posted August 22, 2006 at 4:19 am

I recently tried sweet potato fries and am now hooked on them. I’m pleasantly shocked that they’re available in my small midwestern town Kroger’s. I find they don’t get crispy though unless they’re broiled a little after baking. Then a light dusting of sea salt or kosher salt and yummmmmmmmmmmmm……..>

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posted August 22, 2006 at 7:22 am

I am not worrying…my generation and the next will realise the error of the last generation’s problems and we will correct them. As for me, I am a lacto-vegetarian, I avoid junk food, I’ll be alright. Plus, I work/bike to work which is 30-45 minutes away, and I don’t eat as much as I used to. I’ll be fine…>

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posted August 24, 2006 at 6:46 pm

I like sweet potato fries too, but they are fries and loaded with fat. I think the only antidote to fat is exercise. That’s what saved our ancestors back on the farm. Look what they ate! I am 62 years old and I know what I SHOULD eat, but that doesn’t mean I always eat right. Ditto exercise. I have always been appalled at the content of schoold lunches and the availability of sweets in vending machines at school. Look what that is teaching our young!>

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