While many kids will be going back to school after Labor Day, my son just finished his second week. As he has done in past years, he eats school lunch. Our district has incorporated whole grains, banned strawberry milk completely and now offers salad along with PB&J as the third daily option. The menu has come a long way since our first year at the school when one of the entrees was a pretzel. School lunch is cheaper, healthier and a lot more convenient than packing him a lunch every day.
If your school hasn’t caught on to benefits of a healthy lunch, then Amy Kalafa’s Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health is the book for you. Kalafa is the award-winning documentary filmmaker who created the film “Two Angry Moms,” chronicling the efforts of Dr. Susan Rubin and her Better School Food movement to bring wholesome, healthy food back into our schools. Click over to the Kirkus Reviews Blog for my review of Lunch Wars, which gives parents the tools needed to start their own school food revolution.
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Nancy thinks school lunch food has come a long way since the days of pizza bagels and Sloppy Joe’s. She writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.