I’m sitting at Starbucks waiting for a meeting to start. I thought it was at 9, but turns out its 9:30. No matter, just gives me time to get a few words in.
I got in a 5 mile run at an 8min pace this morning followed by 15 minutes on the elliptical. It was a rushed morning since I knew I would be fighting traffic all the way to the meeting and, more importantly, my much needed coffee. I just quickly made a bowl of Flax N Snax Butter Pecan and ran out the door. Now I’m cuddled up to my Grande Nonfat latte with an extra shot of espresso. Hey, I have a busy day ahead.
As I was squeezing in the cardio this morning, I saw yet another interesting health topic on the news. I watch the local news for the first half hour of my workout and then the national GMA comes on. GMA was teasing a story about the teacher who ate school lunches for a year and I remember reading about her on several blogs. She started her own blog to record the experiment and now has gotten national news coverage. One commercial break later, they posted on the local news what the school menu was for our area today. Due to this teacher and the other bloggers supporting her, I paid attention to what they were serving today…
BBQ Rib sandwich
Rice and beans
oh, and a fruit cup
At least there was that fruit cup, that makes the whole thing healthy, right? Where are the veggies? Green PLEASE! Anyway, now I get it. These lunches are given for free or at a reduced cost for underprivileged kids and eaten by the majority of other school children for convenience sake. We aren’t even giving them a chance.
I don’t have kids yet, and I do plan to make their lunches like my mom did when, BUT I get that there will be days where I may not have time and that other hard working mothers need to rely on school lunches. We have to teach good habits when our kids are young. That is something I’m passionate about in my own life as far as my future children go, and now I see it is up to all of us to protect the other kids out there. Visit this teacher’s site and follow fellow blogger and friend Kelly’s passionate request to send an e-mail to your legislators in support of the Child Nutrition Act they will be voting on later this month. It’s easy, just click on the link. We have a voice!