From Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Site: Food Revolution Community Group of the Month
In our pledge to change school lunches and make them more nutritional, we uncovered so much more that was of concern. Not only are people unaware of what ingredients are in the school foods that our kids are eating, but are also unaware of what they are consuming.
We set up the Nutrition in the schools, Upper Dublin PA Food Revolution community group to provide resources and support for better nutrition in meals served to children during the school day, whether brought from home or purchased in schools. For schools, our mission is to encourage and support on-site freshly prepared foods for school meals, and limit the amount of minimally nutritional food items that are available during a school day. Also to encourage schools to offer nutritional education as part of the curriculum in every year from K-12th grade
All Ingredients Matter
We have tried to work with the school systems, but there are many challenges, which prevent implementing many of the necessary positive changes. Cost and labor are just two of the challenges that are taken into consideration when making school food choices.
Interestingly recent information has received much media attention concerning non-disclosed ingredients, like ‘Pink Slime‘. These ingredients are present in the food not only served to children in school, but also in supermarket meats, but yet these ingredients are not listed on any label.
Therefore we created a petition on Change.org - All Ingredients Matter: Mandate Every Ingredient be listed on the label.