Sure am glad I called my whole family to make sure to watch the episode for that one second:) I am sure they were proud of me.
Today was a pretty exciting day because lunch was eaten AT HOME!! Isn’t that great? Today we had a break in between our 1/2 day of school and graduation. Eating on my couch with The biggest Loser on was pure bliss. (Turkey, lettuce, grapes, cottage cheese and a hardboiled egg mixed in that bowl).
Billy is really good at reading the news everyday and he even filters through it and emails me the things that he thinks I would be interested in. It is a great system we have going on in this marriage.
He wins, I was definitely interested in THIS article.
A few pictures of some of the lunches she is served at school. (From her blog).
Two things that really made me think after reading this NINE year old’s blog.
1. How do kids know so much about technology? I didn’t have an email address until I was 15 (didn’t really use it until college) and got my first cell phone when I was 17. It is amazing to me that this little girl started a BLOG. I am even more impressed that her blog is about something that she wants to see change… she isn’t just sitting back and playing Barbies all day, she is being proactive about her situation. Her blog has had over a million hits (she started it on April 30th of this year) and she has obviously made a huge impact (Jamie Oliver even noticed her) on people about this hot topic, school lunches.
2. I didn’t even think twice about what I was eating when I was 9. I ate what I was given and it didn’t cross my mind whether it was healthy or not. Once I was in high school I started thinking about nutrition A LOT (too much) but before that I could care less what my school served me as long as it tasted good. In elementary my mom did pack 90% of my meals so they probably were healthy but either way I ate as quickly as I could in order to get to the playground to play kickball.
At what age did you start caring about nutrition? Have you noticed that kids are getting more into nutrition, eating disorders, caring about what they eat at a younger age?
How old were you when you started blogging, getting on Facebook/email etc? When did you get a cell phone? If you are a parent….how old are your kids when they start getting into this stuff?
How often do you eat lunch at home?
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