It’s difficult to see everything on a child’s plate, but I think it’s safe to say that at least 90 percent is white. The french fries are more brown or gold, but they started out as white. It does not appear that Wilson Elementary has quite gotten the hang of what constitutes a healthy lunch for growing kids.

It’s a great article about a problem — childhood obesity — that is endemic to Oklahoma and a lot of Southern states, and the efforts to fight it. But it’s an uphill battle, I think, when legislators vote on bills that approve ketchup as a vegetable.

Pamela Byrd
Oklahoma City

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