The FOOD Museum's motto is from famed writer about food and eating, MFK Fisher, who said in an interview once, "First we eat. Then we do everything else."
Right--before we can build, paint, teach, fight, play, write, manage, jog, organize, research, act, compete, we must be fueled. This includes children, too, oddly.
How well are we feeding schoolchildren in the US? How well elsewhere in the world? Morgan Sperlock, the fellow who ate McDonald's for a month and recorded his "findings" on film for his award-winning documentary "Super Size Me," has a book out called Don't Eat This Book. In it he states: " Some 23,000 of our public schools now have fast-food franchises in them." And, the US government tosses in vatfuls of surplus milk, cheese, and oodles of meat. Clearly we in the US are really really doing a swell job at feeding our kids at school.
But enough. The tide may be turning. For a full and positive report on this topic, with sources, links and looks at countries beyond the US, please visit The FOOD Museum's newest offering compiled by Tom Hughes, all about school lunch reform.
Hey--remember "mystery meat?" Remember "the white meal?" It appeared once a week when Foodie went to college back when dinos roamed the quad, and she knows college kids are not school children but still, it was a school, and even then, before Foodie became, well, Foodie, she had been raised on tasty, healthy, colorful food. So "the white meal" really had an impact.
Now Foodie is willing to reveal the makeup of "the white meal," but first, let's see what you Blog commenters think it contained, ok? Weigh in..........