The type of food available to kids at school is a hot topic these days. With vending machines going healthy (or disappearing altogether) and celebrity chefs shining a bright light on cafeteria culture, the case for the connection between a healthy diet and improved academic performance is being made more strongly than ever before. It's the perfect time to head to school yourself and have lunch with your kid.
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day is a collaboration between KIWI magazine and the School Nutrition Association. The goal of the day is to have parents meet the people who are feeding their children every day and participate in a conversation about what is being served. While parental involvement is encouraged in many areas of school life the cafeteria has long been overlooked. Events like this aim to change that dynamic and make a healthy meal part of every school day.
Visit My Healthy School for tips and materials to help parents and schools get the ball rolling.
Has this caught on? Anyone planning on eating a school lunch on October 12?