I wasn't able to read the article - Yahoo says its no longer available. But from the excerpt, it sounds like French children are being taught an appreciation of food that is very enviable. We are never going to feed our children 5-course meals, but should strive to teach them how important food is!
France, along with other European countries, has a true food culture. They have a deep history surrounding their food, including traditional ways to grow, prepare, and eat. We are a young country and have not developed these traditions yet. I hope that's what we are all taking part in now - I hope this movement lasts and becomes part of who we are as a people.