Surprisingly, I reviewed the ingredients in the yogurt and guess what? No artificial flavors (No Red #40!).
Well, knock me over with a feather.
File under: don’t judge a book by its cover. A good reminder for me, especially.
I’m encouraged by this breakfast. Real fruit, yogurt and some graham crackers? Simple. That I like.
Oh yeah, the kids don’t use spoons to eat the yogurt. They just squeeze the container and suck it out!
When I blogged about teachers eating the occasional school breakfast, a reader contacted me and said,
I believe that you live in the Midwest, as do I, and at my school funding for the breakfast program is based off of how many people eat it, whether that be students, teachers, or support staff. My school encourages everyone to go through the line and get something that is offered, even if it is just a box of milk or a piece of fruit. When I read what you had said about the teacher eating the breakfast my first thought was “they aren’t telling them no because of funding”…. I’m really just curious to see if your school is the same as mine. Do you know??
I don’t know. However, when a teacher grabs a breakfast either the teacher herself/himself or the lunch lady writes down “teacher” on a tally sheet of sorts. It’s not going unreported, but no teacher is handing over any cash. Hmm.
I loved that many of you commented that in your schools the teacher models for the classroom how to eat breakfast. Some of you commented that you are required to grab a breakfast so that everyone can enjoy breakfast together. The teacher eating the breakfast is a powerful endorsement.