What Changes Can You Make To School Lunches?

Book Discussion

Amy Kalafa's book, Lunch Wars, isn't just a book about what's wrong with school lunches -- it's about how you can change them. It has checklists and recommendations. It has sample letters and suggestions for how to start a wellness program. It's a guidebook for change. What are you going to do with it?

Over the last month we talked about what our school lunches were and what our kids now eat. We talked about budgets. We talked about the ever-changing definition of "healthy food." We talked about how things are and now it's time to talk about what we want them to become.

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Image Credit: USDAgov

There are people who advocate for big changes and thing that big change is the only way change happens. Others below in slow but steady change. Amy highlighted all kinds of people making changes to school lunches in her book. There was no right or only way to do things. Maybe you want your children's school to drastically change the food they are serving and are deteremined to see it through. Maybe you are going to limit your child's a la carte purchases or push for the school to only sell chocolate milk on Fridays.

What changes would you like to see in school lunches? What are you going to do help make those changes happen?

BlogHer Book Club Host Karen Ballum also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.


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