The terrible truth about school lunches

Last year, I encountered the blog of Mrs. Q, a teacher who ate school lunch every day for a year and blogged about it (and worried about being fired.)

Then I read this truly horrifying post about a Happy Meal that has sat in woman's office untouched, for a year. It never rotted or got moldy or smelled, the way you would expect to. In fact, it basically looks the same, one year later.

Something is very wrong with the way many children eat in America.

And now Mrs. Q (who is really Mrs. Wu) has a book out called Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project: How One Anonymous Teacher Revealed the Truth About School Lunches --And How We Can Change Them!. Here's a radio interview and excerpt about the book

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What about the bread? Shouldn't it mold?

That's interesting about it being like jerky. And I guess the fries are basically like potato chips.
I've had bread not mold, but simply dry out. That is what happened then.

If moisture gets into the bread, it molds. If not, it gets dry/stale.
Makes sense.

No matter the explanation, I still think eating at
Mickey D's for anything but a rare occasion is a bad idea.