Food News: Senate Votes to Keep Potatoes in Schools

by in Food News, October 30, 2011
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Should fries be blocked from school lunch menus?

Spuds are sticking around the school lunch line — for now anyway. The Senate voted to block an Obama administration proposal to reduce the amount of French fries available in schools. The proposed Agriculture Department’s rules would allow only two servings of potatoes at lunch a week. Those fighting back argue the USDA should focus on how the potato is prepared instead, citing the vegetable as a good source of fiber and potassium.

In the end, the Senate voted to accept an amendment that would block the USDA from putting serving limits on potatoes, or other vegetables, in school lunches. Because of the way it’s worded, however, the USDA would still be allowed to regulate the way potatoes are prepared.

Read the full article here.

And the fries in the photo, here.

Tell us: Do you think schools should ban potatoes from the lunch line?

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