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  • "MAKE A DIFFERENCE... IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR LUNCH FOOD

    "Sure, the idea is great---beans, spiffy salads, carrot slices, corn bits, onions, broccoli, fruit---but the quality? Absolutely horrible. Schools are on a mission to bring kids healthy foods; but you can’t just plop some old carrots from a can on someone’s plate and say, “Here, It’s good for you.” Healthy food has to be fresh, or at least somewhat organic and not dumped from a can. Otherwise, you might as well not eat those soupy yellow broccoli heads they serve you for lunch. Most kids try to get away without any fruits or veggies because of the appearance; for example, soggy beans swimming in a yellow-ish liquid with mysterious white blotches. I’m not saying it’s the lunch-ladies’ faults. They serve what they have, and they have what they can afford. But unless someone thinks up a better system of getting “good food” on kids’ plates, sooner or later someone’s going to faint. Kids for the most part enjoy the lunch menu---Nachos, pizza, chicken nuggets, fish patties, fries---all the good fatty foods most children love. But most, if not all of it, has come poured straight from a can; and not exactly fresh. Wouldn’t it be so much better to know that the stuff you’re eating came straight from a nice nanny’s stove at home, or from a good old barbeque place somewhere up the street? I know that the school struggles to feed over a thousand kids every day, but they might as well not feed us at all if we’re swallowing junk. So check the expiration date on your bag of baby carrots, and join the protest.

    This is what I typed up a couple hours ago, while pondering how to make the disgusting lunch food at my school better. All in all, It's supposed to be a petition demanding better food quality, and I'm going to take it to school on Monday and coax as many signatures as I can. Alot of kids like the greasy slop the lunch ladies dutifully put on our trays, but seriously, no-one can live on lunch food for a year. Recently mom's forced me to bring my own salad to school from now on, But even when I show the lunch ladies my healthy load they tell me, "We have to personally put a fruit or vegetable on your plate. It's school rules." But by "fruits" abd "vegetables" they mean day-old GMO salads plopped into bowls through cans; I can't count how many times I've come across black mold on my carrot slices. Whatever they mean by "healthy", it can't be anymore better then lettuce fresh from the trash bin.
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