Pweezy and Cmoney are nowhere near school aged but I do wonder about what their school experiences will be like. Will the like their teachers? Will Pweezy a golf superstar? Will my husband and I be able to make sure that they eat nutritiously. I know I am crazy to think about these things when my children are still in diapers but it's hard not to. As parents we relinquish some control once our children attend school, it can be stressful and for good reason. There is a lot to worry about. Author Amy Kalafa explores nutrition issues in our public schools. I read her book Lunch Wars for the Blogher book club and I began to worry more. I know. I am a crazy worrier but once you read this you will too. The caffeine, the sugar, the use of food as a reward, and the temptation young children face in the lunch room is outright ludicrous.
Food should be basic and simple. Somehow our children's lunchrooms have been tainted by ridiculous politics and bureaucracy. *This* is a true bipartisan issue. We all have a vested interest in ensuring that our littlest citizens are well nourished and healthy enough to learn and succeed.