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When I look back on my pre-college life, I tend to remember my adolescent school days with some pretty rosy glasses. I remember my friends, all the fun clubs and organizations I joined, and many a class party or a “movie-watching” day. What I tend to leave out in my rememberings are the school cafeterias that I often found myself eating mediocre, if not downright terrible, lunches in. I hated those lunches, and, looking back, even the meals that I thought were “great” were absolutely disgusting, and unfit for children of any age, especially those endeavoring to eat well.
And I was not alone.
Millions of students around the world sit down each day for a lunch (and oftentimes a breakfast) of barely distinguishable and hardly digestible foods.
But Fed Up with Lunch is on a mission to change that.
Starting in 2010 by an anonymous teacher, “Mrs. Q,” the program was founded when she committed to eating lunch every day that year in the same cafeteria her students were forced to eat in. She documented her meals by blogging and tweeting her experiences, including copious photos of the pitiful selections.
Because of the growing child obesity awareness in the US, it wasn’t long before her blog became an internet sensation, and before long the mystery teacher revealed herself, and the Fed Up with Lunch foundation was born. Sarah Wu has now become a leading advocate for children’s food and health, and her experiment has blossomed into a full on food revolution.
This is a project to take a look at if you have a child in school, as it will have you thinking twice about ever letting your kid eat there. And if you don’t have a child there, you’re sure to still get a kick out of the disturbing images and what they imply about the importance we place on health.
Let’s make a change.
About the Author:
Caitlin is a senior at The George Washington University, pursuing a degree in English with a minor in creative writing. She loves to travel, and when she can’t leave home to find adventure she’s more than willing to look for it in a good book. To read more from her visit her blog at http://toromeandbackagain.blogspot.com/.