I don't know, but I will assume, if you have kids you care about what they eat. I struggle to make sure my kids eat as healthy as they can. I can't imagine them being fed "crap" and expecting them to feel good afterwards. Of course, we can't be perfect. But I sure as heck try.
I was stopped by a mom a few weeks ago and she told me, "Your daughter and her best friend have the healthiest lunches at this school. How do you get yours to eat that? You should get an award." OK, so where is my award? My award is in the health of my child. She begs me for cucumbers, carrots, apples, oranges, strawberries, snap peas, and (my favorite) broccoli. I tried sending Cheetos one time, and I couldn't believe they came back home. I am so proud of her. She even asks me what is healthy and what is not, because as she says, "we are not supposed to eat unhealthy food, it makes you not feel good." Want to know my trick? I just never gave her crap from the start. They won't enjoy the "crap" if they are not given the chance to enjoy it.
I recently started watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. I can say, I love that show! I struggle with the fact that so many kids at my daughter's school eat "crap" for lunch, served by the cafeteria. Mind you, our cafeteria is basically a heating station, sink and holding area. The food gets shipped in from a district prepping kitchen. By the time the kids get the food, who knows how long the food has been prepped for. Doesn't matter though, since the food is full of preservatives, sitting in syrup, or if fresh, there is only a bite or two of it for each kid that can be held in a small fridge until lunch time. My favorite...the "Donut Power Ball". It's like a power ball chock full of preservatives that can last for years in your cabinet. Ingredient list...blah blah blah that I can't pronounce and have no idea what it is blah blah blah. So why would I feed them to my kid? I don't. What is it going to take for us to have healthier options for our kids? And additionally, if you want to feed my kid crap, why take away the PE every day. Sorry, I will save that tantrum for another day :-)
I recommend we take action...I have by not allowing my daughter to eat school lunches when possible (which is pretty much every day). Small step, but if your child attends public school, send them a healthy lunch and that might teach the school a small lesson. Don't buy the crap they feed the kids and they may have to change what they feed them.
WHEW! I had my first taste of a coconut mocha frap this morning. I am on a roll :-)
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution