The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – still a lot of work to be done!
“Yuck you should have seen the school lunch today, nobody ate it!” That is what I would hear from my daughters daily, this past school year. Fortunately I am able to prepare their lunches, but for some of their classmates, whose parents cannot provide homemade lunches due to income or time, the school lunch program is their only option. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is intended to ensure that every child has the opportunity to eat nutritious food at school, but is this happening? I don’t think so.
It is important for school districts to sign contracts with organizations or food companies that can provide food to schools that is filling, looks good and taste good, in addition to being nutritious, if they want the food to end up in kids’ stomachs and not in the garbage.
Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch finds Zachary Maxwell, a fourth grader, going undercover to reveal the truth about the food served at his New York City public elementary school.