Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Website Spotlight: Rudd 'Roots Parents

When I was in school, school lunches were predominantly handmade at my small country school. We even had someone's grandma come in and bake us wonderful donuts once a month for dessert! Nowadays, many school lunches are heat and serve frozen or canned foods, that often aren't very nutritious or terribly appealing, foods that are often laden with HFCS and likely many GMOs as well. The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has set up a site just for parents, Rudd 'Roots Parents, to help understand the school food system, and provide tools for advocating for healthier lunches. If you're disappointed by the quality of your children's school lunches, check the website out and see what ways you can make a difference. There are dozens of schools around the country I've read about that have been able to drastically improve the health and quality of their school lunches - including using all-natural foods or community gardens - at minimal additional cost. If you're intrigued and want to learn more, see what power you as a parent can have at the Rudd parents' site!

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