Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lunch Wars- A Book Review

And I had no idea.

Those were the 2 most prevalent thoughts in my head as I read this book.
I thought this would easily be a book that I would read and forget about.
Instead, I have written my name on the inside cover, expecting to lend it to my friends and read it again myself.

Now that the kids are in public school, this book has come at a perfect time.
I have been letting them buy lunch and kind of knew that they weren't the best lunches, but I really wasn't asking the right questions.

And quite frankly, forget school lunch!
What am I really feeding these kids?

Amy Kalafa, in her book, Lunch Wars, has opened my eyes wide to things I thought I knew about before.
About the high fructose corn syrup, the gmo's and a ton of other toxic sludge the government has deemed "okay".

Kalafa gives real examples of chefs in schools across the country changing the way their school eats.
She gives examples of what a state subsidizes for school lunch and what is then affordable for that school. Believe me, it's not much.
A lot of schools are basically forced to serve out of the box microwaveable meals.

Kalafa talks about the benefits of serving locally grown vegetables.
While I applaud everything she writes about in Lunch Wars, I am not exactly ready to take on my public school's cafeteria.

I am, however, going to see what I can change in the foods I feed my own kids.
Definitely a book worth reading.

This was a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own

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1 comment:

  1. My son read Lemonaid Wars and loved it. I will have to check this out.


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