Tell me if this is not so hypocritical...
For daycare, I am sponsored by a food program. They reimburse a portion of my grocery expenses. I went to the annual training this past weekend where we are informed about new changes, paperwork, etc. To be reimbursed, they have STATE REGULATED guidelines I have to follow. I like the guidelines. They insure the kids get balanced, healthy meals. There are certain foods the care providers are prohibited from serving the kids...chicken nuggets, Ramen noodles (This one is newly added and people couldn't believe it. Really? You think Ramen is healthy? Of course it's a junk food!), french fries, pop tarts, sausage, corn dogs, hot dogs, flavored milk, muffins, brownies, etc. I agree that those are not healthy foods.
But, then why in the heck does the STATE serve those foods in public school lunches???!!!
That is what makes me mad. I am totally all for prohibiting feeding kids garbage. I don't want my kids eating that junk. Occasionally, yes, but not often. So, why isn't the state prohibited from serving those foods as well?! They are the ones who made the guidelines I have to follow, yet they serve kids in public school the worst foods every day! They should not be serving junk either! You should hear what Devin says about the school lunches he sees...it's no wonder so many Americans are so unhealthy! They start young!
Ug, it makes me dread the day my kids are in school and don't want to take a lunch from home anymore. I won't be giving them lunch money for that garbage though!
Did anyone watch the Jaime Oliver Food Revolution? I loved it and hope it happens in all of the US.