The school system is failing our children

I just got done eating lunch with Jacob (he is in first grade) at school and I am just so disgusted. The school system is failing our children. Not only that, but they are setting them up to fail in life. This is not an attack on teachers, by any means! I absolutely could not walk a day in your shoes.

1st kid sits down with a school tray (made out of styrofoam), he has macaroni and cheese (twice as much as an adult portion) and a banana. 2nd kid sits down and he has chicken nuggets, apple sauce and 2 ice creams. Both kids have chocolate milk.

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Now, can you please explain to me WHY kindergarten – 5th graders (or any grade for that matter) are allowed to have ice cream at school? or cookies or brownies or rice krispy treats? Like who thought this would be a great idea? Then we are going to send them back to class and get mad at them when they can’t sit still.

Well at least they can go run it off, right? NOPE! Because we don’t have P.E. every day. Only every other day because we have SO much to learn! We are not teaching our kids nutrition, or how to handle finances or how to run a business, but they can practice for a test like nobodies business.

UGH!!! Do you have these same frustrations?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if schools had a greenhouse? I mean how cool is that! This would be a low cost way to not only provide healthy foods for the school but a great teaching opportunity.

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