Guest Post on Mrs. Q's Fed Up with Lunch Blog
About four months ago I came across a blog where a school teacher committed to eating the same school lunches her students ate for an entire year. I scrolled through far too many photos of tater tots, bagel dogs, pizza, nuggets, overcooked veggies (if any) and completely colorless meals – all documented by the blog’s anonymous author, Mrs. Q. I was hooked and immediately added this blog, Fed Up with Lunch to my reader. Since then I’ve been reading daily records of Mrs. Q’s lunch, and oftentimes get a little queasy just reading about what she eats. Even as a kid I was never really interested in school lunches and now as a dietitian know that so much work needs to be done to get kids nutritious lunches while working with the Federal Food Program and school funding. In one of my (many) jobs, I work at a school that has in-house chefs cooking fresh vegan food for over 200 students daily. The produce, whole grains, and variety is plentiful, but I know this school is an exception.
Mrs. Q has decided to stay anonymous for fear of losing her job, but I think the amount of publicity she’s received from this feat is tremendous, in a really good way. So good that not only has she been featured on some big news shows including Good Morning America, but also received a call from the Jamie Oliver, who is a passionate advocate for children’s health and school lunch. Type “Mrs. Q” in google and you’ll get thousands and thousands of results about her and her school lunch project.
I was honored Mrs. Q allowed me to guest post on her blog. Click here to see some of my Better Bagged Lunch ideas on her blog today. Even though school is out for the summer, these lunches can be made at home, or packed for camp. Mrs. Q is also taking the summer off from eating school lunches and will be serving them as a lunch lady. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for her and the future of school lunch. Thanks for letting me be a part of your blog, Mrs. Q!