Last night on Glee, Sue Sylvester rose to the ultimate power—principal. When her initial plan to seize power failed (firing Beiste) she looked outside her office and saw massively obese children and decided to ban tater-tots from the school and advocate healthy eating.
I truly believe that Ms. Sylvester is one of the BEST characters on Glee, but I love her even more now that she took on school lunches.
It is nothing new lunches at many schools across the country are not nutritious. While more than 70% of schools serve lunches that meet the guidelines for nutrients like vitamins, minerals and proteins, many serve meals that are high in fat, salt and sugar.
Even healthy choices like whole wheat pizza, salad and bean burritos are accompanied by items like chicken nuggets and fries that kids can buy on their own. A study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2006 found that 23.5 percent of high schools offered fast food from places like Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
If only real life principals could use their power this way....