While surfing my message boards on iVillage.com tonight I came across an article which particularly peaked my interest. It was about a teacher in IL who decided to start eating out of the schools cafeteria everday of 2010. She actually started a blog about her experiences with the school lunches she had been eating.
This is a very interesting, and in my opinion pretty shocking, blog that I highly suggest taking a look at.
For awhile now I have been packing my son's lunch everyday. Whenever I let him buy he would come home practically tearing the house apart looking for a snack, he was hungry. Then one day while volunteering in the lunchroom at his school as the "ketchup package opening lady" I actually took notice of how much the children were being served to eat. I was appalled! The serving sizes seemed so meager to me, not to mention the food did not look 'delicious' to say the least. It all actually looked very bland to me.
Please don't mistake me as saying that every school cafeteria provides these 'cardboard lunches', I know they don't. My sister is a Kindergarten teacher and her school has wonderful lunches. The children are also given much better portions than in the school system we are zoned for.
So, if you get the chance I encourage you to take a second look at what your child's cafeteria is providing. You just might be a little shocked.