Gotta Go And Get Our Advocacy Back On #SaveSchoolLunch

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Blast from the past: School lunch photo from 2010 from a reader

If you have a moment, would you mind signing a petition? Some members of Congress are attempting to roll back the updated nutrition standards we fought so hard for several years ago.

I’m not sure why this is coming up now. All I know is that more than ever our country needs intact laws to protect our children’s health and wellness at school. I mean, we have only really gotten started changing school lunch and, from what I still see at some schools, we have a long way to go.

If you want some additional information, check out The Lunch Tray’s write-up or what Jamie Oliver has up on his site. Or you can go directly to the petition.

We need Congress to know we are paying attention and we cannot afford to go backward!

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2 thoughts on “Gotta Go And Get Our Advocacy Back On #SaveSchoolLunch”

  1. You know the crazy thing is that there are some parents who actually prefer their children be fed unhealthy pseudo-food at school. My husband is a professionally trained chef who recently made the leap into running a school district’s food service program because it is so much more family friendly than restaurant life. This year, he was excited to work toward healthier, scratch cooking menus, but he has been getting huge amounts of complaints from parents and staff members in one of his rural Wyoming towns. Apparently they think the new menus are “too healthy” and they would prefer that he go back to the “standard” menu items his predecessor was serving. They actually want prefab processed foods with huge salt and sugar content, and they have been making his job miserable in their quest to get more garbage on their children’s plates. It is really disheartening; lobbyists and big business are not the only ones who are pushing to get the new standards repealed – some parents are too.

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