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Tag: school lunch

The School Lunch Revolution: Rhonda McCoy in West Virginia

Revenge of the Lunch Lady, ” by Jane Black should be required reading for anyone concerned with the state of the national school lunch program.Revenge of the Lunch Lady by Jane Black

In the words of the esteemed professor Marion Nestle:

This is Jane’s astonishingly well researched account of what happened to school meals in Huntington, West Virginia—after Jamie Oliver left.

Surprise: They got better!

The subtitle explains why: “How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an honest-to-god miracle in one of America’s unhealthiest cities.”

You’ll be glad you read it. Revenge of the Lunch Lady

School Lunch Menus: The Coming Revolution

US Agriculture uses 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides annually. That’s about a 5-lb. bag of pesticide that we each — including children — ingest and consume every year. Isn’t that scary? It’s approved by the USDA.

This is just one of the things I learned from this fascinating video of Ann Cooper, the head of nutrition for Berkeley schools in California.  Here is a woman who cares passionately  about the health and future of our kids.

As she points out, our kids are the first generation who are predicted to live shorter life spans than their parents due to the toxicity of the foods they eat. The foods we serve them, at home and at school.

If this isn’t a wake-up call to what is really being served in our schools, then I’m not sure what is.

Watch Ann Cooper, the Renegade Lunch Lady, talk about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational food.