It seems that too many schools are behind in setting examples for eating habits, still serving food out of deep fryer
s and snack machines
.There is a great "novel" idea suggested in This article
: stop putting junk food in middle school vending machines and kids will stop eating junk food. Actually, it seems to have an effect beyond school, as their studies show eating habits improving at home too.
Maybe there could be some kind of school program where there are rewards for healthy eating habits, maybe free tickets to school sport events
. A cousin of mine is a teacher in Ohio, and her school has been trying to set up programs with local Cincinnatti dining
establishments to have healthier kids menus with a connection to the school. This could be an interesting model for small town communities which have a finite number of restaurants.
Does anyone else have healthy eating programs at their schools?