United States Department of Agriculture
Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a Texas elementary school.
Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children.
Public schools are on the state chopping block. Billions of dollars could be slashed. Thousands of employees could be laid off. And class sizes could be getting larger. But there is at least one program the federal government wants to expand here in Texas and nationwide: Breakfast in the classroom.
Activity at the Tarrant Area Food Bank warehouse in Fort Worth is nearly nonstop. People pack food into boxes then stack them. They drive forklifts to loading docks where the boxes are shipped to food pantries and food banks in 13 North Texas counties.