Strong Eating = Strong Learning Stephanie Dunavion Sherrie Jones Traci Johnson
Purpose We believe school lunches should be better and more nutritious for our children. Some children only eat at school, so we need to make sure they are feed healthy, full filling meals. We want to teach school lunch personal and parents how to choose healthy foods for our children. Teaching our children to eat a balanced diet will help to reduce their chance of obesity, diabetes and other health issues.
Lunch Today • Tuckerman • Meat Nachos • Lettuce & Tomato • Buttered Corn • Cinnamon Roll • Trumann • Hot dog on bun • Chili, Cheese & Slaw • Corn chips and cheese dip • Spiced Pinto Beans • Whole Wheat Spice Cake
Obvious Problems • Fatty Foods • High Sugar Desserts • Few Fruits or Vegetables • Preparation of Fruits & Vegetables • Milk only option • Portions
Facts • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Healthy School Lunch Campaign • Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 • Academic Peformance • 1 in 3
Allergies • Peanuts • Strawberries • Chocolate • Milk • Juice
Portions • Higher grades should receive more • Closer to adult portions • All students receive the same amount now • Waste • No clean plate policies • Small students should receive amount they will eat.
Stories • Third Grade boy in Utah • Chicago students attend school board meeting. • Hugh Jackman letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Helping Eat Healthy • Salad bar • Fresh fruits and vegetables • More cooking/Less frozen foods • Healthier preparations • Juice and Milk options • Portions • Cut out allergy related food • Offer education • Fun lessons • Students will pass information on.
Other Side • Cost • Healthy food vs. Junk food • Extra lessons • Parent classes • Taste • Students will not eat • Lack of flavor
References • Anerson, Gardiner. "Hugh Jackman Protests Unhealthy School Lunches | Ava Jackman, Celebrity Babies, Deborra Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman." Just Jared. 23 Sept. 2010. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/09/23/hugh-jackman-protests-unhealthy-school-lunches/>. • De Leon, Virginia. "The Spokesman-Review.com - School Knew of Boy's Allergy." The Spokesman-Review - Spokane News and Information at Spokesman.com. 22 May 2001. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://www.spokesmanreview.com/pf.asp?date=052201&ID=s966689&>. • Eng, Monica. "The Stew: Students to Protest Nacho and Pizza Lunch at Today's School Board Meeting." The Theater Loop - News from America's Hottest Theater City | Chicago Tribune | Blog. 24 Mar. 2010. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2010/03/school-nacho-lunch-protest-school.html>.
References Continued • Fulton, April. "Child Nutrition Act Pits School Lunch Money Against Food Stamps : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR." NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR. 09 Nov. 2010. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/11/09/131188233/child-nutrition-act-pits-school-lunch-money-against-food-stamps>. • Healthy Meals Resource System. 03 Feb. 2011. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=14&tax_level=1>. • Iannelli, Vincent. "Healthy Kids' School Lunches." About Pediatrics - Pediatric Parenting and Medical Advice. 26 Jan. 2008. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/school_lunches.htm>. • "MyPyramid for Kids." Home Page. 31 Jan. 2011. Web. 06 Feb. 2011. <http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/kids-pyramid.html>. • Stone, Michael K., Karen Brown, Leslie Comnes, and Jim Koulias. Rethinking School Lunch. Berkeley, CA: Center For Ecoliteracy, 2010. PDF.