Bringing Healthy Food to the Classrooms
Meg poses an interesting question and seeks some wisdom from urbanMamas:
I am a high school teacher and I teach a course called environmental issues. As part of the on-going guiding question of “How do you impact the environment and how can this be measured?” I wanted to do a weekly bit on healthy eating; healthy for the planet and healthy for the student. My idea was to get a local farm or grocery store to donate organic fruit that was all locally grown. I approached my administration with this idea and was told that I could only serve prepackaged food in class…. In other words, soda, chips, pizza, doughnuts, candy are all a-ok, but not organic fruit. What are your experiences with what is acceptable to serve in the public school classroom? Are there any loopholes I could squeeze through? I know I can’t cook anything, but I thought raw foods were ok. What would be the best way to go about changing this policy in a time efficient manner? Lastly, does anyone have any connections with Washington County organic farms just in case I get this off the ground?