The National School Lunch Program hasn’t been updated for years and schools are struggling to meet the demand for fresh, local food. The Senate has introduced a bill with new funding for healthier food, stronger nutrition standards, and grants for linking schools to local farms — but it’s been stalled by Senate leadership, and may be postponed for another year or two. Instead of much-needed help, school lunch programs could end up with the same old status quo.Click here to send a letter to your representative or get involved.
As you may know Naked Chef Jamie Oliver has started his own food revolution changing the way kids eat in schools in the U.K. He’s now using that momentum to change how Americans eat at home and at school. But, this is a movement that takes more than one celebrity chef. We all need to get involved to make sure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious foods. Not everyone has mom and dad to look out for them and those kids need to be able to find good healthy foods at schools. This site has great stuff for helping out schools.
When I was in elementary and middle school, I remember being served a lot of starches (tater tots, mashed taters, rols, chips) and of course sugary fruit juices. High school was worse. Our cafeteria served Pizza Hut pizza and soda and no one ever dared touch the salad bar because it was rumored to have been spat on. What type of food did your cafeteria serve?
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