Tell the children the truth

Concerning the issue of “pink slime,” as school students of North Carolina we are probably on a daily basis consuming this product some way or somehow. Whether in school with cheese burgers or tacos and burritos, this mixture that was once used for dog food and cooking oil is entering into our bodies. Every year, 1.8 million meals are served at schools in North Carolina. The USDA has allowed the school districts to know which of its suppliers use pink slime, so administrators can choose whether or not to purchase it.

I am a high school student who also works for Youth Empowered Solutions, we do a lot of advocacy work around food issues. Not only should administrators know what is in our food, but we should also know, because we have the right. We should have the freedom to decide what we consume.

— Cyesha Baird

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