There are examples of college students pushing to take back their cafeterias through programs such as Farm to College. At Yale University in New Haven, CT Alice Waters helped to develop the Sustainable Food Project when her daughter began to attend the university. The food that is served through that program typically "goes first" showing the college students really do care about what is on their plate. Many people, myself included, are not surprised that college students care. This is, however, the first time I've heard of elementary school children being this aware and this willing to take on the system.
As I wrote in a previous post it is important to provide decent, healthy meals to our students but corporations and lobbyists keep getting in the way. That's not stopping these fourth graders. Not allowed to have their boycott they have turned their efforts to a letter writing campaign and petition. I wish I lived in Madison, WI; I would sign the petition.