"This pizza and chicken nuggets is the best possible meal I can deliver
for the price," Ed Wilkins, director of student nutrition for the
district, explains in the video.
Mar, who was once on San Francisco's school board, acknowledged that
school lunches aren't yet what they should be. Due to fiscal
constraints, the public schools in the city now contract out a lot of their food services, which leads to frozen, less-than-healthy options.
Is Mar then grandstanding about fast-food toys when he should be looking
more at school lunches? The supervisor says no. "I have focused on
[healthy school lunches] as a school board member and continue to focus
on it," he said.
"San Francisco is seen by other districts as a major leader in choices"
he said of the school district's lunches. He cited the healthy
vending machine policy and numerous
salad bars across the district as examples.
Fair enough. But frozen pizza, grilled cheese, and chicken nuggets all week certainly seems like a bigger problem than a toy with a happy meal on Saturday.
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