Re: your Oct. 18 article, “School fights obesity, 1 lunch at a time”:

Rather than thanking the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for its combined $5,000 “Golden Carrot” award, Oak Grove School officials and food service coordinator Irmgard James ought to return the money to avoid being publicly connected to this phony animal-rights organization.

In 2004, Newsweek exposed the hidden agenda of this deceptive animal-rights organization. Actual doctors make up less than 4 percent of its membership. The group’s idea of a “healthy” school lunch is anything that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals would approve.

Even more disturbing, this “physicians committee” opposes lifesaving AIDS and cancer research because it requires the use of lab rats. It actively discourages Americans from supporting dozens of charities, including the March of Dimes, the American Red Cross, and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

Oak Grove students, teachers, administrators and parents would be better off telling PCRM, “Thanks, but no thanks.”