I saw this over at What's Cooking Blog and had to pass it on. I'm not even sure that I'll send my daughter to a public school at all but IF I do I refuse to let her eat the same slop they served me. Just thinking about it gives me this sinking feeling in my stomach and I haven't had to touch the stuff in years. We as parents have the right (and obligation) to say "No."
"No, it is not okay that the grease on this pizza literally drips off when they pick it up."
"No, I don't think it's a good idea to give my child flavored water-infused sugar and call it 'juice.'"
"No, how dare you use our children for profit, lecturing about the food pyramid while a soda machine is sitting right around the classroom corner!"
When it comes to school lunches we should use the word more often. Our children deserve it. They should never have to choose between hunger and health.