After a 10-year long ban on deep fried food, Texas is reintroducing it in school menus, because eating fried food should be a choice that children can make.
That was the basis of Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision to reintroduce deep fried food and sodas into the school menus. He feels that the children should ultimately be given the chance to choose, because America is the land of the free.
The ban on deep fried food and sugary sodas has been introduced in public schools in order to reduce the obesity rates among school children. Numerous studies have shown that this strategy can definitely improve the obesity rates, even if the children stay clear of fried food only during school hours.
Furthermore, the data suggests that by eating good quality healthy food at school, the children actually do eat is more outside of school hours as well, because they actually realize that fried food and sugar are not the only delicious options out there.
However, it seems that those who do not find the healthy food better tasting have quite a strong opinion on their right to chose, because they have caused the subject of banning fried food in schools to become heavily debated for years and years.
This is why Commissioner Sid Miller has decided to make it up to child again. He points out that after these 10 fried-food-free years, the children are still obese and therefore the effects of the measure are not significant enough to prolong the ban.
Naturally, this measure is not seen the best light, as it actively clashes with all the current programs being conducted on school children. It is important that they become accustomed to eating the proper food at an early age, because the habits a person develops during childhood will stick with him for the rest of his life.
Sid Miller wanted to clarify that he is not promoting the consumption of deep-fired food and sugary drinks through his measure. He explained that he found that the choice should be provided to children and that this is the important issue at hand. In the end, it looks like it’s not about fried food for Commissioner Miller, but rather about freedom!
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