Three months down…
17 school lunches eaten:
(4 – pizza lunches)
(3 – burger-like lunches)
(3 – chicken lunches)
(2 – chili lunches)
(1 – hot dog lunch)
(1 – pasta lunch)
(1 – cheese croissant)
(1 – cheese lasagna)
(1 – mac and cheese)
(7 – fruit cups)
(6 – carrots!)
(2 – pears)
(2 – bananas!)
(2 – beans)
(2 – oranges)
(2 – green beans)
(2 – fruit jello)
(1 – tater tots)
(1 – corn)
(1 – fruit icee)
(1 – broccoli)
(0 – apples)
What I posted in March:
- Recess not on the menu: continued discussion of the lack of recess.
- Open threads: Saturday discussions about topics brought up on the blog.
- Guest bloggers: A new element to the blog to include others:
- Teacher from NY
- A writer and journalism student
- Food service director from the east coast
- American teacher in Japan
- Texan moms/teachers on high school lunches
- Student concerned about ingredients
- Ms. Dora Rivas, SNA president
- Alternatives to school lunches
- Teacher from WA
- There is no money: My take on limited funds for education and school lunches.
- Marrying nutrition and cooking: Why nutrition is boring to me, but paradoxically I love to cook.
- Spork: I think sporks are strange.
What I learned about myself:
- I am getting sick of eating school lunches. Imagine how the kids feel.
- I got some media attention and it was electrifying and scary all at once.
- This blog is a part-time job. I had no idea when I dreamed this up that it would take up all of my free time. On the plus side, I am more organized than ever before in my home life. I had to up my game or I would be wearing dirty clothes and there would be no food in the house.
- I am still
paranoidnervous about losing my full-time work as an educator. I’m trying to think positive about other opportunities that might open up if I were forced out (I no longer believe I would be fired, but I bet it would be “suggested” that I leave).
- I do enjoy the highs and lows of this project. It’s thrilling to read your comments and get email from you. So far the lows are primarily just in my head. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.
Coming in April:
- More school lunches…
- Finally a visit to a gastroenterologist and a health update.
- More guest bloggers – email me if you want to do a post (please don’t comment as I really don’t have time to locate your email address)
- Who knows what! I wasn’t able to predict the trajectory of the project and as such I just can’t say what is going to happen in the next month. Hopefully I’ll still be employed…