Saturday, October 30, 2010

School Food

This is an article about how to start getting Healthy, local food put into schools. Enough Said.

I don’t know if anyone out there knows just how bad school food is. Even as a elementary student, I knew the food at school sucked. Cardboard Pizza, Rubber ‘Chicken’ Nuggets….

Still, now that I’m in High School, I see kids getting Chips and Sugar Water (excuse me, ‘Flavored’ Water), or Curly Fries and Chocolate Milk for lunch. Gross? yes. Unhealthy? Yes. Contributing to our nations growing obesity problem? Yes.

Sure, there are athletes who eat really healthy because that’s what their coach said, or some kid who still has their mom pack their lunch, but still, that’s less then 20 out of 2000. I think schools have a responsibility to students to teach healthy eating habits from day one. Seeing as how schools are charged with 2076 lunch hours for students over 12 years. 2076 meals can have a profund impact.

The biggest obstacle I’ve encountered when confronting this problem is that healthy, nutritious food is ‘too expensive’. Is it?

One of my new favorite food icons here is the US is Jamie Oliver, out to start a food revolution?

Quite honestly, I’m a big fan. Mostly because I’m still stuck looking at this junk that the USDA calls food. Gross.

But anyway, what do you think? Do you have kids? Do they ever eat school food?

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