I have long advocated that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad for our health and has no place in school lunches. It is banned from our home. I personally banned it from the preschool program I taught for eight years.
Mother Jones reports:
Actually, the UCLA study has been corrected, as the researchers did not study HFCS soley, but fructose ”generally”. Even so, the research is still important:
I agree with Gomez-Pinalla. My kids can eat as much fruit as they want. I encourage it. It’s industrial sugar that scares me!
Clearly, HFCS does not belong in school lunches. When schools are scrapping arts programs in misguided efforts to raise test scores, a simpler approach would be to clean up the food they serve. This new study supports such a move. From apple sauce to bread, HFCS is pervasive in school children’s diet inhibiting their learning.