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Rise Up and Demand Fresh Veggies

There is a revolution a foot. Children all over the world are demanding fresh veggies in the lunchrooms of their schools! OK, maybe all over the world is an exaggeration. But the students at a Las Vegas elementary school convinced the lunch lady running their cafeteria to serve a wider variety of fresh veggies. Students used a polite letter writing campaign as their political tactic. Sick of repeatedly being served reheated, frozen green beens one child wrote, "Anything, anything, I’ll even eat broccoli." That is music to my ears!

The lunch lady agrees with me and will be "tweaking" the menu in the fall. Hopefully this is one happening that won't just stay in Vegas!


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i never ate at school - my mom always packed my lunch but i know it is sometimes manditory at schools to eat there!having healthier choices is so great. all we had available were hamburgers (yuck!) and misc. slop.
Calimie Calimie 9 years
That's some excellent news! I hope it spreads everywhere.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I got thru high school on a cafeteria menu of burgers and fries every day, with a sub out of fish patty burgers on Fridays. It makes me ill to think about living like that...but we all did it!
southernbelleNYC southernbelleNYC 9 years
This is great. When I was in elementary, our food was cooked at the school and the menu was planned each month by a woman who had worked there for years. She always made sure the food was healthy. Eventually, though, the school district shut the kitchen down and all the food was shipped, frozen, from a central cafeteria in the county, which meant it was all processed and low in nutritional value, all of which was done to save money. For some kids, this is the main meal they eat all day, so ensuring healthy options is vital!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
I love fresh veggies.
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