Text Me Something Good
March 10, 2011
My teenager texts me pictures of her school lunch; today was a Belgium waffle topped with chocolate and whipped cream. Previous lunches have been pizza, chicken nuggets and cherry slushies. This particular daughter is never hungry in the morning; I can't stand that she goes to school without eating and all my attempts to pack her a breakfast or a lunch get brushed off as uncool. Personally I find nothing uncool about a toasted bagel with egg and cheese and a lunch packed with all my favorite things, but I digress. So I give her lunch money, $3.00 a day, and bite my tongue before I tell her to eat something healthy. She knows all about that. I've raised her to realize that our bodies are like cars- they need fuel, but "whatever" is the favorite rebuttal, so I'm forced to digress, otherwise I'll eat that bagels, egg and cheese and fill my carbohydrate quota for the day. Yes, there are healthy options at her school; a soup, salad and yogurt bar is offered daily, but so is a ton of junk food. Guess which sells the best? I thought our schools just jumped through all these hoops to do away with cupcakes in the classroom, sugary soda in vending machines and poor options in the cafeteria. Well they sure didn't effect my kids school, nor the surrounding district outlets.
I'm torn: I do believe if only healthy options were available the kids would make better choices. But, I also think the waffles, nuggets and pizza bring money into the school lunch program and sell better than a salad; and then I'm just happy my kids eats something, anything. However, I am just waiting for her to text me a picture of a salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side. Maybe when she's 30.
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