Thursday, April 1, 2010
Holy Healthful Eating
So I have been thinking about healthy eating more and more lately. Not because I think my family needs a huge change because in reality I try to make sure the kids eat healthy as often as possible, but because in general we could do better. I confessed to my friends today that I have an unhealthy addiction to Starbucks Mocha's. 46 times through the drive through in the last 3 months is not healthy...
Anyhow I have also been researching school lunches because I go to school with my kiddos on a daily basis and I know what is coming out of that kitchen. Although the menu reads quite nicely, the food coming out of that kitchen looks like a walking heart attack. They serve some form of breaded meat at least 4 days a week and we all know how breaded meat just oozes oils. Every Tuesday is Hamburger day and Friday is Pizza day (with a white crust no less)
Now for most people the reality is that they can afford to send their kids to school with a healthy lunch, but there is a HUGE percentage of children who go to school every day and this is the only hot meal they will get. It's a very unfortunate thing because it's not a very nutrient dense meal, sure it's filling and it's tasty (well at least to kids who don't know what real food tastes like), but at what expense?
So what can I really do about this? I ask myself this all the time and I'm still not sure, but I am starting here @ two angry moms. I want to see this movie so bad! I also don't know if I have the energy to take this on... sometimes I wonder what the heck should I care? But I do... UGH a moral dilemma I constantly feel pulling at me and if you know me you know it's not the first one I have had to deal with (Bucket Fillers, remember that one?) I am going to have to stew on this some more and see if someone will board this train and go down the track with me because I just hate going alone. If you are reading this and you have helped to make positive changes in your school, or district, please let me know about it. I am always learning and want to hear.