How to Support Better Food in Schools
In contrast to the morels post this one is a quickie.
Signing takes less than 30 seconds.
Our schools should be setting an example of how to eat fresh, healthy, and delicious food. They are — after all — feeding the minds of our children… both figuratively and literally. Additionally, schools should not be a place where advertisers market their brands.
Jamie Oliver is campaigning hard to get better food supplied and served in school lunchrooms across the United States. He has a highly visible soapbox to stand on and a potentially receptive Washington, D.C. to convince. It’s great they are considering it, but they were in 2007, too. And here is an attempt from 1979!!! Please help let our Congress know that childhood health is nonpartisan and that it cannot wait! We need to feed our kids instead of just talking about it.
Here are other informative websites and organizations to check out:
- One Tray Farm to school program: Nourishing the Nation one tray at a time
- Lunch Box Advocates “Our kids deserve food with better standards than a highly processed cheap meal with no limits on salt or sugar content.”
- Center for Science in the Public Interest Be sure to check out the reports on school food and on food advertising in schools. They also have a petition.
Don’t forget to sign Jamie Oliver’s petition, too.
(Apologies for being so serious on April Fools Day. You can retroactively read about kudzu companion planting if you are disappointed).