Mrs. Q., a teacher, ate 162 school lunches last year. And blogged about them all. The result is a fascinating and often disgusting look at what thousands of children are eating each day in schools across America.
I have only eaten one school lunch in my life (pizza, first day of freshman year in high school), but many of the meals Mrs. Q. chronicles look just like the hospital food I
ate was served when my son was born. I know cooking for large numbers of people is a challenge, but I was still surprised how truly inedible it was. I had the same reaction looking at the photos Mrs. Q. took of each lunch. As she notes in her post on the last lunch of the year, "This was a campaign to raise awareness. It was a way for me to share my unique viewpoint with parents, a perspective that most parents never get to see even though they are provided with menus."
You can check out the lunches on her blog, Fed Up With Lunch.