To honor this occasion, I recently volunteered to help out during lunch service at my local elementary school. The whole week the school was introducing the kids to lesser known fruits and vegetables. I was assigned kumquats. It was so much fun teaching these kids (and even a couple lunch ladies) about their background, health benefits, and explaining how they are supposed to eat the rind. This was a small thing for the school and community to put together for the children, that (I hope) will make a lasting impression on the K-5th children I had the pleasure of meeting with.
We’re starting to see a lot of this kind of change in our schools, and I’m excited to see the impact. Here is an article from MomsRising.org from earlier this week:
Changing the Conversation about School Food
Posted October 9th, 2013 by Jessica Donze Black
I encourage you to read more and join the conversation about healthful snacking at public schools, private schools, and school districts at: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/changing-the-conversation-about-school-food/#ixzz2i0fRQrdi