So the Principal Read My Middle School Junk Food Post…
Advocacy / Food Environment / School

So the Principal Read My Middle School Junk Food Post…

So the principal at my daughter’s new school read my post about the middle school orientation junk food fest and contacted me. I have to admit being somewhat apprehensive about meeting with her to discuss it. Four years ago, when another principal asked for a meeting, it didn’t go very well. She and the District’s Elementary School Services Director were … Continue reading

Middle School Orientation Junk Food Fest
Food Environment / Junk Food / School / Soda / Sugar

Middle School Orientation Junk Food Fest

I was warned.  Last night I attended my oldest daughter’s middle school orientation.  The information card that was sent home had a logo for the Kona Ice truck that would “stop by during our event to help us celebrate” as well as a coupon for free pizza and a drink.  Sure enough, the snow cone truck was parked next to the school … Continue reading

Dr. Suess’s Junk Food Whack-a-mole
Food as Reward / Junk Food

Dr. Suess’s Junk Food Whack-a-mole

The latest in junk food whack-a-mole? Cupcakes at school to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday and Read Across America Day.  As if celebrating students’ birthdays didn’t already cover cupcakes in class many times over.  What is it about reading that brings out the junk food? It started in 1985 with Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! incentive program which rewards … Continue reading