My friend Lisa just moved out of state and wrote me an email about her kids’ new school that included this:
“We’re strongly encouraged to send snacks for our kids, but it must be raw fruit or vegetables, no dips; all bread products are whole wheat, and in the lunchroom, there’s always a fresh fruit and veggie bar available to all students.”
Public schools with leaders who understand the integral role of nutrition in learning and development CAN and DO make changes and set standards. The results can only be positive—maybe some of the students who are fed nothing good at home get exposed to fruits and vegetables at school. Yea to Lisa’s school—her daughters are so lucky!