...and that ain't good.
I was shocked to learn from one of our beneficiaries recently that a significant percentage of Boston's public schools have no kitchens. But, they do serve lunch. It's just that their school lunches aren't made on the premises. Instead, they're prepared airplane/TV-dinner-style, in individual portions on flash-frozen, shrink-wrapped trays, in some factory in Philadelphia.
No, I've got nothing against Philly - honest! But I DO find it appalling and alarming that we have made our peace with this choice to serve the lowest possible cost, pre-fab food to our children. And this fact is just one of myriad indicators that the health and welfare of our public school children is not truly important to the majority of us. Only more money flowing into public school systems will make it possible for a course change in a healthier direction.
Meanwhile, the French definitely have different priorities, as I just learned from this story at grist.com, which includes this video: