School has started and so have the school cafeteria lunch discussions. In the news recently, I have read about schools dropping out of the National School lunch program for various reasons, parents wanting better food, new “healthier” guidelines, kids “refusing” to eat the “healthier” lunches, etc…. But has anyone wondered what the kids think?
I was cleaning out an old stack of papers yesterday and came across this. It’s my daughter’s persuasive writing assignment from 5th grade. I think it’s interesting to see things from the child’s perspective. Even more interesting to find out that not all of them want junk food.
Now, I am not naive. I completely know that she still loves pizza , desserts, potato chips and the like. Is she going to refuse that dessert when she buys lunch at school, no way. But if she can make the connection between food and how she feels and performs, Woo Hoo! Proud Mom moment!!! And I’ll take it! All my home cooking and talking sunk in. Even if it was only to help her write this paper, it’s in her brain to stay.
What do your kids (and you) think about school lunches?