Hello Everyone! My name is Heather and I blog at HangryPants.com about food, fitness and life. I am a teacher in an elementary school in a New Jersey town where people don’t pump their fists, they pump their credit cards. Everyone is fit and healthy. Well, not everyone, but you get my point. I tell you this to share that school lunch … challenges exist everywhere.
- There are always sandwiches on wheat bread available.
- There is always fruit like apples, oranges and bananas
- There is no soda.
- There are usually salads (and I even saw a child buy one once).
- There are forks, knives and spoons (but no plates).
Overall, I think it would be possible to eat a healthy and nutritious meal in this school cafeteria unless you are a vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions.
Heather asks: What do you think about school lunches or lunches in corporate cafeterias? Whose responsibility is it to teach children what to eat? Should schools cut out all junk food? What do you think?