Started By: California Parents
Target: California State Assembly
Signature Goal: 50000
Other states have done, and continue to do it--why not California? Are you a California parent? Are you tired of knowing that if you don't offer your child something healthy for lunch, then there is no way they are going to find a healthful option at school?
It is time to equip schools with kitchens, and the ability to offer affordable and healthy lunches to children ages K-12. The state funded colleges do it on a daily basis, offering three meals per day. The lunches currently offered by state funded schools are shipped in, full of preservatives, lacking healthful benefits and adding to the problem of childhood obesity in this nation.
It's time for a change.
Dear California Lawmakers:
It would seem through a genuine effort, California public schools could offer students an opportunity to enjoy a healthy lunch provided from a staff of cooks who work at a kitchen within the school campus. The initial cost of set-up within each school will prove to be a difficulty in funding, yet through school fundraisers, this is a possibility.
The current lunches offered to students under the guise of food, are nothing more than empty calories, and a variety of fried goods, all adding to the issue of childhood obesity that is rampant nationwide.
For example, in a conversation with a child recently, I asked what one of the most popular school lunches was among the student body--5th grade child in a K-5 Elementary School in Burbank, CA--her response: Italian Dunkers.
Upon further investigation, I learned that Italian Dunkers are Fried Mozzarella sticks. That constitutes a lunch? A fatty cheese, dipped in breading and deep fried, frozen, sent to a 3rd party provider, reheated, and delivered to our youth--our leaders of tomorrow? This is embarrassing, and one example of the processed goo that is pawned off on our kids as food.
It is time for a change. It is more important than any issues that big money lobbyists are pushing for.
Concerned California Parents
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