I've been on Spring Break this week, spending time in the outdoors in Big Bear (spring skiing at Snow Summit) and catching up on my reading and homework for class. It's been a relaxing week but I'm anxious to get back to class and to get that brain working again! :)
I've also been following Jamie Oliver in his quest to make school foods BETTER, HEALTHIER for our children! I think this is such a worthy cause and recommend you read up on it and sign his petition. So far over 300,000 people have signed it. Jamie will eventually send the signatures to the white house to show them just how much we support this cause.
The website is great - in addition to the petition, there are healthy, easy and fun recipes for you to try out (invite your kids to cook with you!), and information that you can provide to your schools to help them prepare better food for your children.
Once kids get involved in choosing, growing and making the meals they eat, they enjoy it more. I've seen it work at The Garden School. Once kids understand that healthy food can actually taste good, they might actually eat more of it (and less sugar, french fries and soda). In order for it to work, it has to start with you. Please check out some of the recipes on Jamie's website today.
Chow for now! :)