The author, as well as everyone else, wants their kids to succeed in academics, no question about that. Studies show, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/ that balanced meals consisting of real foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats, and lean proteins will help kids have steady energy throughout the day so they can be successful. The science is irrefutable. At least at school kids can have an equal playing field in having a decent meal so they can have the nutrition needed to succeed. Of course the challenge is getting parents, who currently don’t provide real food to their kids, to start recognizing the short and long term benefits to themselves, their kids, their communities and beyond.