Today’s menu: sausage pizza, fruit cup, carrots, ranch dressing
Sausage pizza is a new one. Before it was “pepperoni” pizza, which referred to not large circles of pepperoni, but small squares of….who knows. (Click here to examine all the school lunch pizza I have eaten).
I ate everything and went on with my day. It’s not the worse lunch I’ve eaten and it’s not my favorite. There is nothing more to say. I plan on avoiding eating pizza at school permanently come 2011.
Recently many twitter followers notified me that on Sunday Morning there was a segment on school lunch. I clicked over and watched it here: France’s Gourmet School Lunches
I suggest you watch the whole thing. I was blown away and got choked up around minute 3:50, which was a weird place to get a lump in your throat as the chef was talking about fish stock and not wasting any part of the fish. I think it was the cumulative effect of everything they do for kids’ nutrition and all the lengths that the French people go to to feed their students in a way that is completely foreign to our way of eating.
At minute 5:30ish the American mom displays the menu for her son (attending French school) and calls it “a work of art.” Yeah, let’s see. They do it better over there. It’s kind of like they are living on another planet where they care and respect food AND the small people who eat it.
Tomorrow the Child Nutrition Act expires. Please do try again to notify your member of the House and suggest somebody do something. Is there something wrong with our country? Will an extra 6 cents per meal even help?