February 7, 2012 1:51 AM

Commentary: Time to give school lunch guidelines a new twist

I recently told a friend something about her son that my son had told me years ago. When both our sons were in middle school, my friend would painstakingly prepare nutritious, well-rounded and, she thought, tasty lunches for her son to take to school. Each day, according to my son, this young man would throw away most or all of the healthy lunch his mother had lovingly prepared and get french fries, pizza or something from the vending machine instead.

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