Kids have to eat really fast from what I hear about school lunches these days. But that’s no reason to eat fast food. Slow Food USA ‘s Time For Lunch campaign is having a national day of action, a big potluck “Eat-In” all over the country on Labor Day, September 7. Local organizers are planning one in Princeton, too. It will take place at Noon in Maggie’s Park (near the intersection of Linden Lane and Spruce Street). All are welcome; bring a picnic blanket and a dish to share.
If you care about this issue, now is the time to speak up. In September, Congress will review the Child Nutrition and WIC programs, which are up for renewal, and which directly impact school breakfasts and lunches. (Visit http://www.frac.org/html/federal_food_programs/cnreauthor/cnrc.htm for more information.)
Please realize that it is important to support serving “real” food in our schools. Not every parent can make lunch for their children each day, and not every child will eat it if you do. So it’s important to have good food options waiting in the cafeteria!
To stay up to date on this, and many other food justice issues (and anything else food-related), you’ll want to bookmark this site: www.thefoodtimes.org.