Eat your veggies!

October 20, 2009 1:44:43 PM PDT
Too many chips. Not enough veggies.

Too much fat. Not enough fiber.

A new report tonight - blasting existing federal standards for public school lunch programs - and proposing a new diet for young students. It's all designed to fight childhood obesity.

But it won't be cheap. And now a new debate - can parents, can taxpayers, afford the costlier but healthier food?

Can we afford not to go this route, what with obesity becoming epidemic and costing billions in health care?

We'll have reaction, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we're following late developments in the jailing of former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik. A federal judge, clearly furious with Kerik this afternoon, ordering him into custody immediately. The judge says Kerik disclosed sealed information to the trustee of his legal defense fund - who wasn't an attorney-of-record in the case. That information was then later leaked to a newspaper, which didn't publish it.

We're also taking a different look at unemployment - from the point of view of the self-employed, or free-lancers. They're not even counted in the official statistics. But for folks who used to run their own businesses, getting back into the job market poses some unique challenges. Lisa Colagrossi has our story.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports, including game four of the Yankees playoff game against the Angels in Anaheim. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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