Remember school lunches from back in the day? For me, what I remember is pepperoni pizza, chicken nuggets, Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes and gravy, French fries….. WAAAAAAAAIT a second! I don’t remember any veggies at all from my school lunches! I think there might have been some kind of heinous succotash from a can. Ooooo and I also remember them serving some kind of canned strawberry banana mixture that always used to make me totally t. o.’ed that they would ruin my strawberries with some crappy-ass bananas! Woah, sorry for the tangent. But seriously, thinking back to the food that was served to me in my grade school cafeteria, it all seems somewhat ridiculous. How does anyone expect children to grow up and make smart food choices when they are being taught that a diet high in empty carbs and processed food is acceptable? Really, can you blame them?
I think it’s high time that we demand our school cafeterias get back to basics – basic ingredients that is. In a utopian cafeteria society, kids would only be given choices of fresh foods that were not processed in some plant several states (or countries!) away, but made from real grains, fruits, vegetables and meats. Frankly, I don’t understand why we cannot make this utopia a reality.
I say they stop having snack bars at school where kids can forgo the hot lunches and just dine on bread sticks, or snack crackers and high fructose corn syrup canned drinks. Kids do not need to have that many choices of their own pertaining to food. Do you feel like me and want to change the future of school food and make fresh, healthy meals the norm? Sign the petition from Healthy Schools Campaign.