First fatty foods, then sugary drinks, now President Obama’s food police are gunning for salt in their effort to upend the typical kiddy diet.
The latest evidence came Tuesday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report that school-aged children are eating a mountain of salt. The intake is so high, that the CDC is recommending a 50 percent cut within eight years.
But that might be hard. Just consider one of the biggest suppliers of salt — school cafeterias.
The same cafeterias ordered to dish up the first lady’s healthy menu that swaps pizza for salads, and that many kids are turning their nose up to, is responsible for more than a quarter of the childhood sodium per day.
“Among children who consumed a school meal on the day assessed, 26 percent of sodium intake came from school cafeteria foods,” said the “vital signs” report.