The Truth About Kids and Vegetables

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Is it really true that kid's don't like vegetables? Image credit: woodleywonderworks/Flickr

"Might as well say it straight up," Ed Bruske says in Grist, "Kids don't like vegetables." Does it make sense, then, for school systems to mandate more of the healthy stuff makes it into the cafeterias?Grist writes:

At least most kids don't like most vegetables most of the time. That's the ultimate lesson I draw after spending weeks in school kitchens from Washington, D.C., to Berkeley, Calif. And that certainly challenges the idea of produce as a magic elixir for the childhood obesity epidemic. Is the clamor for additional government standards requiring more vegetables in school meals really justified, or even a good idea?

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