Two Years Ago Today Mrs Q Revealed + A Giveaway!

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That was two years ago today. Just looking at that picture makes me nervous! Long time readers remember how crazy paranoid I was. Everything turned out *pretty much* fine.

In celebration of the two year anniversary of my book being published, I’m offering a giveaway:

First and foremost, you will win a signed copy of my book!

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1. Fed Up with Lunch: How One Anonymous Teacher Revealed the Truth about School Lunches — and How We Can Change Them!  And I will personalize it for you.

Second, I’m including the following books off my shelf:

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2. Recipes Every Man Should Know

3. Yoga Pretzels

4. Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free

5. Easy Cut-up Cakes for Kids

6. Kids Cook 1-2-3

7. Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures

8. How to Grill

9. Knives Cooks Love

To enter, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll close the entry period on October 13th and randomly chose a number to win.

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35 Responses to Two Years Ago Today Mrs Q Revealed + A Giveaway!

  1. Katie Velez October 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I was a daily reader of your blog when you were in your “anonymous” phase. I remember how worried you were about your school finding out. Even though my kids were out of school by that time, the photos of the meals you were eating were cringeworthy. I hated the thought of my kids eating that stuff, although I never took the time to investigate what exactly they were eating. My bad. They never complained, so I assumed every thing was find. Recently I asked what they ate at school, and found out that if it wasn’t Pizza or Hamburger day they were filling up on poptarts and chocolate milk!!! eek!!! I admire the work you continue to lobby for healthy food choices in our schools.

  2. Janice M October 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Thank you for taking us along on this journey! Your stories (and photos) of school lunch started making me take a much better look at the lunches I pack for my own kids, not to mention what is served at our school cafeteria. Thank you for taking the risks to raise awareness of what is on our kids’ (and our own) plates!

  3. Holly S. October 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Wow–these books look great! I’m still in awe that you ate CPS lunches for a year… Thanks for all you do!

  4. Andrea October 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Wow, that was two years ago already?

  5. Kelli October 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Time really speeds along! It’s hard to believe it was 2 years ago.

  6. Courtney October 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Happy two year anniversary! :) Thanks for your blog and your book as well!

  7. Sarah H. October 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Happy anniversary! Reading your blog made me look at the lunches at my son’s school much more critically, and helped make my decision to pack lunches a lot easier. Thanks!

  8. Jen October 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    So glad you blogged about school food!

  9. Amanda Clements October 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I have loved reading your blog before I began teaching and even more so after I started teaching! Thanks for your hard work and giving everyone a window into the school lunches being served.

  10. Erin October 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Happy two year anniversary!

  11. Amy P October 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    Wow, time flies!

  12. Bailey's Leaf October 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve eaten a few lunches at my daughter’s school and they are not delightful. I pack her lunch. Then, they changed lunch offerings last year. I was so excited! There were things that she COULD eat! They’ve changed much of that back this year because the kids wouldn’t eat it. So sad.

  13. Emily October 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Would love to win!

  14. Sarah October 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Two years? It hardly seems like it was that long ago! I check your blog every single night to see if you have written and I get excited when you have! (Don’t worry, I’m not a stalker.. I am mostly bedridden due to illness and I check out about 80 blogs a night). :) I’d love an update on you and your family and what you’ve been up to.

  15. Stephanie K October 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    I am a soon-to-be SLP CFY, and was just starting grad school when you were blogging your year of school lunches. I am also a mom of 4; two of whom have eaten school lunch for the past 5 years. Thanks for raising awareness about child nutrition across the country.

  16. karen hiebert October 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Hello! Stumbled upon your blog through a retweet on twitter from Erin Chase! The books look truly interesting hoping I win so I learn more ! :)

  17. Stacey October 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    Wow, I’ve been reading a long time!! I remember when you were still anonymous!

  18. RAchel October 6, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Still haven’t read the book. Would love to win a copy!

  19. Candice Psarsky October 6, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    I’m glad things have worked out mostly good for you.

  20. Ronda October 6, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Oh, I remember that time so well! I was nervous for you!
    My kids weren’t in full time school yet so lunches weren’t a big issue for us, but they sure are now, and I learned so much from you!
    Happy ‘coming out’ Anniversary!

  21. Larissa October 6, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    your blog inspired me to be a health coach (which I’m sti trying to figure out how to do in a school lunch program.) thanks for looking out for our kids, and having the guts to shine a light on the shortcomings of the school lunch ‘system’.

  22. Kay Bradford October 6, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I have read your blog from about 2 weeks in, you have brought a lot of ideas to me for cleaner living, it saddens me to think that this is the best meal some kids get all day!

  23. Judy Thomas October 6, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Well, I would have been paranoid too! Happy anniversary!

  24. KJ in IA October 6, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Great blog and I’m glad you came “out”!

  25. Madeleine October 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    It’s been two years!?? Wow. Time really has flown.

  26. Justine October 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Wow! I too can’t believe it’s been two years already.

  27. Sam October 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already! It seemed like just a short time ago…

  28. AmyL October 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    I just started following your blog about a year ago. It’s been a real eye opener reading and viewing all the different lunches the school serves. it’s also provided me motivation to pack my kids lunch when it’s his time to start school. thanks for a great blog!

  29. Julie October 7, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    I loved reading your blog and it made me more conscious when packing my kids lunches on the days they didn’t have school lunch. Thank you!

  30. Jennifer October 7, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    I’ve been a daily reader, I remember when you were revealed… I can’t believe its been 2 years!

  31. Erin October 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Thanks for all you have done, Sarah! My son’s school does not have a cafeteria so I have to pack his lunch and snacks every day. ( I feel your pain on packing lunches sometimes ). My daughter is still in preschool and her school lunch is ok most days but they still offer keebler processed snacks and other iffy items at snack most days.

  32. AndreaLea October 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Wow. I can’t believe I’ve just come across your website and learned of your book! Great stuff you’ve done hear and I’m looking forward to reading more!

  33. Melissa October 9, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    I really enjoyed your daily pictures and musings while you were working on your school lunch project. It’s prompted some interesting discussions with friends and coworkers who never really thought about what was being served to their kids in school. Honestly, it’s going to be part of my criteria in deciding on public vs. private school when my little guy gets old enough. Thank you for drawing attention to this subject. It’s time to start serving our kids real food again!

  34. Christin October 13, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    I hate coming back to pick up my kids from lunch to see that most of the things on their tray were never eaten and/or hardly touched. And just like you said, parents don’t realize. If they knew how much money they were wasting on buying their child a lunch at school, they’d faint!! Thanks for continuing this conversation! I’m your newest follower.

    Christin

  35. Casey Maher October 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Is it too late to enter? I am currently a dietetic intern working at a school district in the nutrition services office. I would love to read your book and gain your perspective on the current view and potential future of school lunch!

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