OK, so the local elementary school curriculum on health is better than I thought. After my recent grumblings about their deficient coverage of healthy eating habits, my second-grader came home a few days later with a 27-page booklet and completed nutrition quiz (score: 27 out of 28. Triumph!) There were charts and vivid pictures of foods that kids actually eat (fried rice, quesadillas, tuna sandwiches, fruit roll-ups) with exercises on identifying the Food Groups involved in these "mixed foods." And there were queries on activities that keep you healthy:
- watching TV
- playing computer
Not bad. I'm pretty sure we didn't touch on this stuff before junior high school in my day. (Maybe there was no need?) In any case, you can't start early enough to "foster good eating and exercise habits for a lifetime," as the booklet says. So how come the staple entrees in the school lunch menu include pepperoni pizza, French toast sticks with pork sausage, and PB&J on white bread with chips? I guess it's a good sign that my daughter now refuses to buy lunch (which means more lunches for mom to pack!).
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