I've been following her blog for a few weeks. I think it is great what she is doing. I can't believe some of the stuff they serve...my daughter is only 9 months old and I already know that she will be getting a bagged lunch everyday when she is in school!
I love this and wish I would have done this!! I teach middle school and try to encourage my students every.single.day to bring their own lunches. Unfortunately, most of the ones who do pack Lunchables, etc. Most of our daycares will not allow you to pack a lunch for your child. They claim that you have to have a dr.'s note and that it causes problems with the other kids wanting thier food. We choose a "school" (he's 18 months) that requires you to pack your own HEALTHY lunch because I was not about to let my kid eat processed food every day. I'll continue to follow this blog. Thanks!
Oh, this makes me sad. I don't remember ever eating school lunch- I remember thinking it was unfair- now I am so glad my parents made the decision for me. My son won't be buying lunch either, and I have been looking for a preschool that will allow me to bring his lunch as well.
Thank you for this! I'm a teacher too, and for the past four years taught at a private school. We tried to encourage our school to use real silverware -- to complement the "real" washabale trays (like when we were kids). Some teachers at my school used to complain that olives and nutella were being served at our fresh fruit and salad bar. Jeesh - wonder if those teachers have seen this blog. Think I'll pass it along....This just makes me so sad that despite every other challenge these kids are dealing with, wholesome nutrition is just so far removed from their daily lives. I hope this blog gets all the attention it deserves - but that the teacher keeps her job!!!
Thank you for posting this!Do you follow the blog Raising Foodies? She recently posted about a newly released book called Processed Kids: A Real Woman's Guide to Raising Natural Kids in a Processed World. I thought that might be right up your ally. I, like you, have a passion for good, wholesome, REAL food! Our kids deserve at least that much in this crazy world!
christina--i hadn't seen that blog yet. thanks so much for the link!
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