Monday, April 26, 2010

What's for Breakfast: French Toast Again

By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook

Seems like we just saw French toast for breakfast. On these last two occasions, there has been no syrup served with the French toast. It's usually presented in little plastic tubs, an intense dose of high-fructose corn syrup (not real maple syrup, of course). But between the orange juice, with 13 grams of sugar in a four-ounce container--or 3 teaspoons worth--and the chocolate milk, with 26 grams of sugar in an eight-ounce serving--or 6.5 teaspoons--there's already plenty of sugar in this breakfast served to elementary school children.

The French toast does pose a problem, though. It's virtually impossible to eat with a "spork," the plastic utensil supplied to D.C. school kids. To here is the preferred solution: eat it with your hands.

If you didn't want the French toast, there was an alternative: cereal and also graham crackers. These Apple Jacks contain eight grams of added sugar--or two teaspoons--and the graham crackers six grams--or 1.5 teaspoons. This breakfast has a total sugar content of 53 grams of sugar, or 13 teaspoons. Enough sugar for a five-year-old, you think?

1 comment:

  1. boy are these kids going to crash hard in about an hour!