A friend introduced me to a very interesting blog about school lunches. I found this article particularly interesting, describing school lunches in Japan from an American perspective.
I have often wondered about school lunches at the schools for which I’ve worked. Students came to school with McDonald’s or Dunkin Donuts in hand and negotiated with friends to get a ride there after school. Admittedly, more often than not I also came to school with a DD coffee and a bagel. Should I have set a better example for them? Should I have banned fast food in my classroom– or would that have had any impact? How much does economics play into food decisions? These are tough questions, but as child obesity is on the rise, we need to try answering them.
What can/should teachers do to promote healthy eating in their schools?