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Feb 9, 2011

There is a reason that cafeteria food has a bad reputation. Maybe it has something to do with the low grade meat that even fast food restaurants reject (meat usually destined for dog food) or the thousands of miles between the food source and schools. There are things that we can do to help make lunch healthy and sustainable for every school in our community.

Grow Your Lunch:

Many schools have tight budgets that wont allow them to purchase produce from local organic farms, but there are other ways to supply your schools with fresh food. Talk to school organizations like FFA, 4H, or an agriculture or earth science teacher to see if they would be interested in starting a student grown organic vegetable garden. The students would be able to learn the importance of organic farming and enjoy the fresh fruits of their labor, while the schools would save money on food costs. Click here find out more.

rBGH Free Milk
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Even though congress has voted to allow all schools in the National School Lunch Program to purchase milk free of harmful growth hormones (due to their link to some cancers) many are not aware of their options. Click here to take action. If you want to make your district's milk safe call your School Food Service Director to see if he/she is already supplying schools with rBGH free milk. If not, you may need to contact your Wellness Committee about changing their policy to buying only rBGH free milk, it will help if you get more people involved to show how important safe milk is to everyone in the community (like parents, teachers, and older students). The Wellness Committee will need to go before the School Board for final approval. You should encourage as many people as possible to be there to voice their support.

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