Last week the Hoboken Reporter called to interview me for a piece they were doing. I of course obliged since spreading the word is critical if we want to see any changes come about. I honestly thought it would be a small piece but landed up on the front cover of the print edition! Here is a link to the online article:
‘Mystery meat’ and strange nuggets Hoboken school lunches exposed by blogger mom
The commentary from the school board is interesting especially the bit about : "We talked to Peta about [joining a committee to create the district policy].” They did!?
As for Superintendent Peter Carter's lack of vision regarding the health of our children, I recommend he start reading the reports on obesity and taking note what's going on on national level. For what its worth, Mr Carter, the reason there have been no "pediatric concerns and no other parental concerns" is that we will see the effects of poor nutrition in the form of obesity and disease only when these kids grown up- and then its too late! The point is to PREVENT diseases! I also have to argue that parents are concerned...I'd be interested to check the participation rates of the school lunch program. I'm pretty sure they've declined in some schools.
I encourage parents to email Mr.Carter to tell him that it's not OK to feed garbage to our kids!
I also just want to thank all the parents who have vocally showed their support. I urge you to please translate those words into action. Speak up and act out. We have to change this now, today, if we want our kids to grow up with the best opportunities available to them!
If anyone is interested in joining the Wellness Committee please email me at: eathoboken [at]gmail.com