As I close out the first week in my new digs here on The Lunch Tray, I just wanted to send out a thank you to all of you….
One big piece of my blog redesign was creating my new classroom junk food guide, and I wrote most of it over winter break, passing up quite a few sunny Houston days to hole up in a library to get it all done. I wasn’t sure how the book would be received, but the feedback has been really positive! Here are a few reader responses:
Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your work to bring healthy eating into the classroom. I love the new Guide and will use it to continue to work with my son’s Kindergarten teacher who doesn’t seem to get it. (Nor does the school wellness committee – which doesn’t have a nutrition component).
Can’t wait to read this. I’m the only teacher on campus with a no junk food policy. Hoping for change.
Thanks so much, this is excellent! I’m the pta health & wellness chair at 2 schools & I am trying to bring nutrition education into the schools & create a healthier classroom environment with school parties and such. I started a committee & this is going to help!
Thank You Sooooo much! Just felt defeated as my heart healthy menu that was originally approved got shot down by parents in favor of pizza and junk. I feel like my prayer just got answered-and to not give up!
I’m under no illusions that junk food will disappear from classrooms overnight. In fact, next week I’m going to share here the story of the mom mentioned in passing in the ebook who lives in a rural area that’s almost comically resistant to promoting healthier food at school. (I’m hoping you’ll be able to give her some advice– or at least some empathy!)
But when I see responses like the ones above, I do feel hopeful that if we all keep plugging away at this problem, the situation is bound to approve. And if my guide in any way can help those efforts, it was totally worth the time it took to put it together.
Have a great weekend, everyone! More TLT next week….
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