British chef Jamie Oliver works to solve the obesity crisis facing many British school children. By integrating himself into schools he aims to educate children, parents and staff about how to eat a healthy yet cost-effective school lunch.
I love the visual aspect of this article! It so simply puts the type of school lunches served all over the world into perspective. It may or may not come as a surprise that the US and the U.K. are amongst the unhealthiest countries. Take some inspiration and work with your students to create well-balanced and interesting meals.
This a fun insight into lunch time at a school in Japan and I love the students' involvement. They have a school farm that helps produce food for lunches and students are very much involved in the lunch process. They learn about food, hygiene, serving skills, table manners, cleaning and recycling! It really shows how much learning (and better eating) can be gained from involving students.
A wonderful yet scary presentation on what our children are eating. The information shared here may be just the drive you need to instigate change in your cafeteria. The idea of using locally grown and preferably organic food can be taken and used in a lesson plan. You may even be inspired to start a school farm!
This document showcases some real life changes that were made in schools in order to promote healthy eating. Some of my favorites are offering taste tests and lowering the price of healthy food options. The fact that these are actual examples of school policies means that they are achievable and are more likely to work in your own school.