by Caroline

As I mentioned last week, I watched a terrific new documentary recently that addresses school lunch and other food issues in such an accessible, engaging, and kid-friendly way that I’m urging all my friends — including you — to watch it. Here’s an excerpt from my column on the movie, What’s On Your Plate?:

My boys, as I tell them regularly, are incredibly lucky with their school lunch program. It wasn’t always this way. My husband went to the same school, in a time when on hot dog day one lucky kid was served a rubber hot dog, which meant free seconds and a bag of chips. I always wonder how many kids bit into that rubber hot dog (and how many of them took two bites before realizing their mistake). The school, like most schools, used to house vending machines full of sodas and candy. But then gradually — and not without difficulty or complaint — things changed.

Please read the rest of the piece over at Literary Mama.