Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I read a blog about a teacher eating school lunches for the entire year.
You can follow her journey by clicking here.
I make my kids lunches every day. I have a rule in my house that you must eat 3 different colors in a meal. Your entire plate cannot consist of variations of yellow because that is a sure fire sign you are not eating a healthy meal.
I stay away from soda at huge fattening lunches because I know I will end up snoring at my desk by 2 o'clock if I don't.
I have to wonder how many kids are being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and other behavioral issues because of their diet.
My youngest son goes to a school where the charge for hot lunch is $2.75 per meal. The meals are expensive, unhealthy and taste like crap. We could be serving much simpler lunches like sandwiches, fruit, milk and carrots which would be far less expensive and much better for you.
I remember when I was a kid, Thursday was Chili and Wacky Cake day.
I was a brat in school, but I can't help but wonder...
Would I have been a brat if I didn't have gas from the chili, constipation from the cheese on the chili and a sugar high followed by a sugar crash from the wacky cake?
Who knows!
What I do know is I left that school and went to a private school in Jr. High where there was not a hot lunch option and NO WACKY CAKE. Mysteriously my grades improved and I my behavior improved also.
posted by World of Wright at 4:13 PM |

2 Comments:

At March 17, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Blogger Billy and Laurel said........
I rarely buy school lunches for the kids because they are so unhealthy. Since when does a sour fruit icee pop=a fruit serving? Jeepers! So, I'm the mean mom...I send them with a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a side. Aaron gets milk and the older kids get water. By sending them with their lunch I save major bucks and they get healthier food. Everyone's happy--most of the time. haha

As for your ADD connection--you're probably right.

--Laurel
 


At March 24, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Blogger Heidi said........
Yeah, the whole hot lunch thing doesn't happen at hour house either. Too expensive - too gross. We usually do a sandwhich, fruit, veggie and a side. We do CapriSun, which we shouldn't do... Both kids love water - I should start sending that instead. Look at that. You've inspired me!