March 19, 2010

Follow Friday: Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project

If you're interested in what our public schools are feeding the nation's children, make sure to check out Mrs. Q over at Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project.

Mrs. Q is a public school teacher who is eating cafeteria lunches each day through the 2010 school year. The day's meal is photographed and blogged each school day, and the weekends are devoted to discussions regarding nutrition, waste, policies, and possible solutions. The posts are simple but thought provoking, as is easily seen in the comments for each post.

Reading the blog and commenting has caused me to give greater consideration to many things I am doing with my family. Thinking about how schools could improve their nutrition programs and education gave me ideas for projects and lessons to do at home with the girls. It renewed my passion and interest in revamping our diet at home, paying attention not only to how healthy and tasty the food is, but how appealing it is visually. Because, as Gabriella put it on Sid the Science Kid, "If it's not pretty, I'm not interested."

If you have children, especially girls, you know how true this statement is.

So if you're concerned about our national school lunch program or just interested in health and nutrition, head on over to Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project and check it out. Or follow Mrs. Q on twitter @fedupwithlunch.

* The picture is Mrs. Q's profile picture and used in lieu of a logo.
** Note: This post was planned before Mrs. Q added the blog roll last weekend. It was in my brainstorming notes from March 4. I just didn't have a chance to post it last Friday as planned due to computer issues and time constraints.

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