Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Creative ideas for healthy school lunches

This month an ad has been put up in the Union Station Metro stop in Washington DC, the metro station frequently used by Congressional staffers, featuring an 8 year old Florida girl with a thought bubble questioning “President Obama’s daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don’t I?”. It's very true that at most schools the cafeteria menus leave a lot to be desired nutritionally. With lunch entrees like processed white flour French Toast Sticks and nitrate laden Sausage, processed corn Nacho chips with artificially colored cheese food dip and chicken parts pressed into nuggets and patties and fried, it's no wonder our children have trouble concentrating and sitting still in class – they're brains and their bodies aren't being properly fed! The good news is that we can control how our own children are eating not just at home but at school as well by packing healthy lunches for them to take along.

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