Open thread: Twitter party questions

Last night’s Twitter party was a lot of fun! We started a trending topic (TT) (#lunchrevolution) in Canada (here’s a screenshot: http://yfrog.com/jy1d3p)! What a thrill! I think that was because @scatteredmom (Notes from the Cookie Jar) who is located in Canada tweeted so much she reached her Twitter limit and got kicked out! All of a sudden she stopped tweeting and I assumed she had something to attend to at home. Then I see a new Twitter ID — she created a a new ID so that she could still participate! I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw her new ID! What dedication!

I actually did have something to attend to during the party: I had to run away from my own party for a couple minutes to (re)put my son down as he wouldn’t really go down for my husband. It’s like he knew… 🙂

I wanted to share the questions from last night’s party that got us talking:

First question: “How do we engage more people in #schoollunch reform?”
Second question: “How do we find out the ingredients in current meals?”
Third question: “What nutritional ingredients are we
lacking in overly processed #schoollunch?”
Last question: “How do we start talking about “nutrition”
 instead of “obesity” in reference to #schoollunch?

I want to thank our sponsors: @SprigToys (who participated in the chat) and @DesignFaire:

(and Mrs. Q too!)

The blog party is still open through midnight Sunday night so you can still discuss School Lunch Revolution!

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6 Responses to Open thread: Twitter party questions

  1. Melissa August 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I wish I had been able to participate, I would love to see people's responses to the second question. I have had no luck trying to get ahold of ingredient lists from our school district. No one returns my calls.

  2. Scattered Mom August 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    I can't believe I got kicked out. I didn't tweet THAT much-but oddly enough, Twitter didn't like me all of a sudden!

    Then it kept switching between my two accounts, and it was a problem. (eyeroll)

    I thought you did a fantastic job, and thanks so much to Sprig, Designfaire, and you for the great prizes! Well done, Mrs. Q 🙂

    We might need to make this an annual event.

  3. agrigirl August 29, 2010 at 2:17 am #

    I couldn't join your tweetfest but so love the question about moving to nutrition from obesity! I couldn't agree more.

  4. Viki August 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    If they could move from Micro nutrients to Whole Foods/Real Foods in the lunches it would help. Meaning less processed kids would start losing weight.

    I'm missing out…no twitter account for me, and I've been fighting a migraine for the last 2 days. Ugh. I'm missing all the fun!

  5. *jean* August 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this!! i'm not a twitter girl but am so happy to hear that so many people are on the bandwagon!! and i came away from this with two pages of new ideas! and my son is super excited to go to whole foods this week and start working on prepping some lunch ideas we can pop in the freezer!! another step in the road to independent yet healthy choices…Mrs. Q, you are the BEST!!

  6. sljones718 August 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Great question about finding out the ingredients in school meals. I think federal law should require schools to post the ingredients online – like the new DC school lunch legislation does. We did get the labels for the USDA commodity foods in our school district- and have been posting them to our blog at http://www.scsfood.blogspot.com – as well as discussing the worst of the additives in them. Your schools are probably serving the same "free" foods ours is. Once parents really see what is in the food along with the salt and sugar content, they won't stand for it. Thank you for bringing attention to this issue!

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