While I’m looking for my Kashi waffle and stolen peanut butter, the CPS is serving kids Fruit Loops and doughnuts for breakfast.
The 10-year-old boy sat grinning at the colorful cellophane wrappers piled in front of him.
Moments earlier they’d held three warm doughnuts. Now the treats were in the fifth-grader’s belly — along with 600 calories, 18 grams of fat and 36 grams of sugar.
Sure, these reduced-fat doughnuts were nutritionally fortified, but they were still doughnuts, and along with a cup of sweet juice, they made up the Chicago public school student’s entire breakfast.