How to get healthier school lunches at your childs school....
I have a passion to create healthier school lunches at my children's schools, promote nutrition education and get kids more active. First I enjoyed Jamie Olivers Food Revolution shows. Then I heard about Michelle Obama's initiative Letsmove.gov just introduced June this year. Thru Let's Move one can pair up a Chef to a school to create healthy meals, This program is called Chefs Move To Schools. Today I met our schools chef at our local farmers market! She was doing a food demonstration, and she has great ideas to promote healthy eating! There is a lot of resources at the Letsmove.gov site. Including TeamNutrition.USDA.gov. Please check it out.
Also you can get involved by telling congress that you support a bill that will help get healthier food options in vending machines, provide more funding for healthier school breakfasts & lunches. I found the petition on Actionforhealthykids.org/, another good resource.
Without this bill – also known as Child Nutrition Reauthorization – we miss an opportunity to get healthier food in school vending machines and school meals. Some 120,000 low-income students will miss out on free meals. With 1 in 3 children overweight or obese and 1 in 4 at risk for hunger, that’s not an option.
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Have a Healthy Day!