I came across this [TED] talk by Ann Cooper who is working to make school lunches healthier and teaching children about food and nutrition. I really like how she describes tying gardening and cooking together in the classes she has oversight on. Lots of things she says aren’t ground breaking in the least, but within the context of public schools it is a no-brainer. Her point about spending more on a gourmet coffee than it costs to buy school lunch for a week for one child is particularly poignant.
I’d like to see the vegetable orchestra in the music curriculum too 🙂
I don’t have any kids of my own, but if we teach nothing in our schools we should at least teach children how to take care of their bodies and eat to be healthy.