The latest conflict over New York City school cafeterias has the city dishing out fewer calories than federal nutrition guidelines recommend, leading critics to argue that the city is more worried about fat kids than starving ones, the Atlantic Wire reports. "Our mentality is to feed food to children, not nutrients to astronauts," the New York Department of Education's Eric S. Goldstein told Baker. In swapping turkey bacon for pork bacon, baked potatoes for fries, and introducing salad bars, among other changes, the city is now offering meals that come in below federal calorie requirements set in 1994.
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