Stop Them Before They Eat Again

Apparently having vanquished the perennial problems of low test scores and gangs, Chicago public school officials are taking on a new foe: McDonald’s. The fat-friendly chain has–gasp!–too many restaurants within walking distance of the schools.

Here’s an idea: Why don’t the schools figure out how to provide healthy and tasty meals at a reasonable price in their own cafeterias? Have you looked at their menus lately? Compared to “beefy nachos,” corn dogs, and other junk passed off as lunch fare, McDonald’s (Big Mac or no) seems like health food.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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