Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity have brought attention to the National School Lunch Program. Since Oliver’s reality show aired, some parents have been calling their child’s school to complain about the food. But I encourage every parent to take a step back first and educate themselves about School Lunch.
A good place to start is my previous article, What Nobody Tells Parents about School Lunch. I explain the challenges school nutrition professionals face including limited resources, meeting nutrition requirements and pleasing kids.
I believe more can be accomplished if we work together to make schools a healthier place for our children. So with that in mind, here are three important things parents can do to improve their child’s school food environment. (more…)