High school students don’t need to have access to caffeine on campus. Snacks sold at elementary and middle schools shouldn’t have as many calories as those sold at high schools. And maybe schools shouldn’t have vending machines or a la carte lunch lines at all.
These and other thoughts are among thousands sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the last few months in response to the agency’s proposal for changing the nutritional standards of vending-machine fare and other items sold at school aside from school lunches and breakfasts. (Comments were due last week.)