School LunchPosted: June 20, 2012
I read a neat article on NPR here, about a 9 year old Scottish school girl, Martha, who, with her dads help, writes a blog of food reviews of her daily school lunches. She rates them on taste, mouthfuls, number of courses, healthiness and pieces of hair. Her blog is here. For a split second, the local Scottish governing council said she couldn’t publish pictures of school food anymore. Quickly lifting the ban after a wave of protest, Martha resumed her (mostly favorable) reviews, and in the process raised a lot of money for a hunger charity she started.
I thought of three things as I was reading this – from Jacksonville, FL, a city with one of the worst school systems in the state (which is about average in the US).
1. These lunches look amazing. I haven’t seen any school lunches similar in the US. We feed our kids such crap.
2. Of course this wasn’t a nine year old in the US. They don’t have time for this stuff. At best, they’re too busy worried about standardized testing.
3. What a great father. So many great lessons in what Martha is doing.