Do all children deserve the chance to eat real food at school? Or is processed junk food good enough for those whose parents can't afford to pack their lunch?
That's the central question in the school-food debate. And judging from the proposed new guidelines [PDF] that the USDA has finally issued for the federally-subsidized school meals program, the answer is a depressing one.
But the IOM, and the USDA, chose not to regulate the most dangerous ingredient of all: sugar.