Sadly, it's not carrots. Or green beans. Or peas. See the answer for yourself in this video.
This all-too reminiscent of Jamie Oliver's new campaign Food Revolution, which follows his attempts to improve the food quality in America's home and school kitchens. We blogged about a scene where first-graders confused tomatoes and potatoes, and couldn't identify an eggplant.
There's more sobering stats: In a press release, Gerber cited these major findings from their 2008 study on infant and toddler nutrition:
-About 25 percent of older infants, toddlers and preschoolers don’t eat a single serving of fruit on a given day; and 30 percent don’t eat a single serving of vegetables.
-75 percent of preschoolers are consuming too much saturated fat.
-French fries are still the most popular vegetables among toddlers.
Yikes. Let's hope the final vote on the Senate-cleared school lunch reform happens sooner than later.