Practicing Guerrilla Nutrition at the PTA Meeting
Advocacy / Food as Reward / Policy / School

Practicing Guerrilla Nutrition at the PTA Meeting

  I was all prepared to spend this school year advocating for a strong school wellness policy that addressed not using food as a reward, healthier celebrations, and healthier fundraising.  Then I found out the Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools had already signed off on a new procedure  this summer.  I’ve posted it here under procedure and am delighted to now be working … Continue reading

3 Things That Made My Day
Advocacy / Junk Food / School

3 Things That Made My Day

  As an advocate for kids’ health, I get agitated on a regular basis by something that undermines my efforts.  That’s why I’m happy to report on not just one…not just two…but three things that took place recently which made my day! 1) I found out a Jog-a-thon fundraiser I’d started at my daughters’ former elementary school continues to grow and … Continue reading

It’s Like A Birthday Party Every Day
Advocacy / Food as Reward / School / Sugar

It’s Like A Birthday Party Every Day

“It’s like a birthday party every day.” Reading that quote from a new Kindergarten parent describing the sugar overload at her child’s school took me back seven years to when my oldest started school. I was surprised to see so many practices that undermined student health such as using food as a reward, class parties overloaded with … Continue reading

Help Hijack #RonaldMcDonald
Advocacy / Fast Food / School

Help Hijack #RonaldMcDonald

Will you help us hijack #RonaldMcDonald with #MomsNotLovinIt? Of all the problems McDonald’s had to fix, they chose to update the clown’s outfit.  Let’s change the conversation from what Ronald is wearing to the company’s unethical practices like using schools to market to kids. Copy the image or use these links: http://kyhealthykids.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/mnli.jpg pic.twitter.com/8tNuBvr1sA Share via Twitter, … Continue reading