Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules from the White House would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools.
These would phase out advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods in cafeterias, gymnasiums or football stadiums to instead focus on healthy foods.
One Houston father thinks school districts should make those decisions locally.
“I don't know if the federal government needs to get any more involved than it already is in public education,” he tells KTRH News. “It hasn't got the greatest track record with decisions made in the past, and I don't think it will do any better in deciding who does or who doesn't advertise on campus.”
We found one local mother who agrees.
“They need to let the parents take care of their children and stay out of our business,” she said.
Others however, believe the government is on the right track.
“I think promoting more healthy food and showing that's the norm, than more people will jump on board and kids will be more healthy and obesity will slow down,” said one woman.
“Kids are very if they see it they want it, like McDonald's burgers, so if they start seeing more fruits and vegetables, I think its a good thing,” said another mother.
Several Houston-area school districts already sell advertising to bring in much-needed revenue, but none of them were available to talk with us for our story.