Monday, June 7, 2010

Kind of Great, but Sad

Whenever I find a great new website to follow, I like to give it a shout out. Veggiecation ( is a school curriculum based lunch program to introduce children to the wonderful world of vegetables. There's a great blog as well at:

As you all know, I'm a huge believer in getting kids off processed foods (or just minimizing their exposure to it in the first place) and getting them to eat healthy so that they never have the weight and health issues that our generation does. I think any effort to get kids to eat healthier and teach them how to do so in school should be supported 100%.

But, on the other hand, it's also kind of sad that kids have to be taught this in school. It should just be a natural part of life. Let's face it, if processed chicken nuts, microwavable mac & cheese and take out pizza wasn't available, our kids WOULD be eating vegetables because that would be the only option they'd have.

Maybe instead of teaching the kids, we need to start teaching the parents?


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  2. I agree that parents should be teaching this sort of thing, but plenty don't. I want to scream at my sister-in-law when she hands my 2yo neice a TV dinner that she took out of the microwave. And, sadly, there are plenty of other parents like that out there. So maybe if school lunches become healthier and less proccessed, and maybe if we start teaching children about what to eat and why, maybe a few of these kids will want to start eating healthier and will encourage their parents to do the same.

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