As a founder of a Colorado charter school, I know that parents are very frustrated with what’s served at school for lunch and snacks. That’s why I’ve tried to come up with healthy school lunch recipes on my blog, My Readable Feast. At least your child can bring their own healthy meals to school.
Still parents want healthier choices – less fat, sugar and salt, less processed junk food, and more organic and locally grown produce – for their child’s hot lunch. It’s a chore to pack a nutritious lunch every day, especially when your child doesn’t have access to a microwave or refrigerator. And parents know that kids who eat better perform better academically and socially.
The Child Nutrition Act – a major piece of federal legislation that helps determine school food policy and resources – will go before Congress in 2009. This offers the opportunity to create a future for school food in which fresh, healthy meals are the norm and all children have access to the type of comprehensive nutrition education that creates healthy habits for a lifetime.
Want to change the future of school food and make fresh, healthy meals the norm? Sign the petition from Healthy Schools Campaign. After all, if you’re eating better as a family at home, shouldn’t your child have the same ability at school?