The school lunch menu approved by our School District and The Child Nutrition Department is lacking to say the least. Where are the healthy choices?
I let my kids buy lunch for one week . This was against my better judgement, but I wanted to see what they ate if the school was in charge of their nutrition. Their lunch diet consisted of corn dogs, pizza bread, chili-cheese fries, chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, and grilled cheese with seasoned fries. All foods that I deem part of the fast food group.
Still schools take the nanny position and practice "do as I say, not as I do" with our children. They ban food item fund raisers, they prohibit cupcakes for birthdays, and they eliminate P.E. All while telling parents that the above lunch menu is healthy and approved. Who are they kidding?
Who am I? I am the parent standing in the back of the PTA meeting pretending to care about such trivial issues. All while feeling this is a complete waste of time. Screaming inside my head, "You've got to be kidding me!" Has it really come to this? Don't bother to look around; you won't be able to figure out who I am. In fact blending in has become a survival skill that I am quite proud of. Standing in the back with my heart racing, afraid that my thoughts will somehow escape my mouth without my permission and I will be exposed. I will be exiled and everyone will think I am crazy. But from where I stand, crazy seems to be running the show these days. Speaking up is hard, voicing an opinion that you are conditioned to believe is unpopular, even harder.