In today's NY Sun there's an article on a Harlem charter school's effort to get youngsters to eat healthier meals. This school is doing a study, led by Marlene Schwartz of the Yale (Rudd) Center for Food Policy and Obesity, to determine the eating habits of the students in order to get better insight into how to improve these habits.
This is the kind of policy initiative that fits right into the discussion we've been having on obesity, health and food policy in New York City. It seems to us, especially in our role of representing food retailers, that these store owners can become key players in any effort to improve the healthy eating of New Yorkers. We will, however, always be skeptical (as the Sun's Andrew Wolf is also today) about heavy-handed government regulation in this, or in any other area.