Who are the real heroes, anyway?

McDonald’s offers free breakfasts to kids taking the FCATS (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and the AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards test), among others.

The breakfast consists of an Egg McMuffin and small milk or orange or apple juice.

And people are bitching that they’d rather see them offer the yogurt parfait or the oatmeal (at 31 grams of sugar, which actually makes it dessert, rather than breakfast?)

And you know, sure, it’s easy to say kids needs a healthier breakfast than fast food. They do. We all do.

But here’s the thing: too many kids leave home in the morning with no breakfast.

Many of those same kids will return home to no supper, too.

If McDonald’s is willing to step up and say, “Listen. We’ll make breakfast for these kids, and we’ll deliver it to them,” then I don’t care who you are, if you’re not willing to do better for them, then you’ve got no business griping.

Yes, it would be nice to furnish those kids who wouldn’t ordinarily have breakfast with organic, locally-sourced produce and grass-fed beef, served by virgins. But since that’s not happening, maybe we should just all be quiet until we learn to smile and say thank you to those who actually show up.

So who are they, the heroes? Those will tell you what needs to be done, or those who just do it?

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4 Responses to Who are the real heroes, anyway?

  1. Bronwyn says:

    >From what I can tell, there's very little wrong with an egg mcmuffin, unless someone is particularly offended by processed American slices and Canadian bacon.It's an English muffin, an egg (a real one, with a yolk and everything!), a slice of Canadian bacon, and a slice of American cheese. Hell, it's a global lesson in well-rounded breakfasting.Oatmeal and parfait (which IS a dessert) provide only a little fiber and a lot of sugar, but no protein to speak of. Certainly nothing to fuel a young brain.The nannyish busybodies are just a bunch of fools. They should say "thank you" and shut up.McDonald's is not evil, no matter how much they'd like it to be.

  2. Susan says:

    >They are. And if they're that concerned about it, then they can make breakfast and bring it.

  3. >Amen! BTW-An egg mcmuffin is actually a pretty healthy option. It's good in the calorie dept. too if you're into countin em. Somebody's mama never taught em to not look a gift horse in the mouth.

  4. Susan says:

    Yes, indeedy, some people need some better manners.

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