Well, this is a moot point now since it seems that politicians in potato-producing states have stopped the USDA from setting limits on potatoes in school lunch. It seems that potatoes will still be able to be counted as a veggie in school lunch. Chef Ann Cooper, EdNews Parent expert and so-called “renegade lunch lady,” says potatoes can be an essential part of a balanced diet. But by blocking potato limits, schools could serve Tater Tots or French fries every day and call them vegetables. Where’s the rainbow in that, she asks. Watch the video. Share your thoughts about potatoes in school lunch.
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