For too long lunches served by public schools have been used as a virtual clearinghouse for unwanted and often unrecognizable foods produced in excess thanks to misguided federal government policies. But in recent years long-running jokes about various “mystery” ingredients in school lunches have been replaced by growing concerns over childhood obesity and other juvenile health issues.
Opt Out of School Lunch aims to redefine the debate over school food by urging families to take back control of what their kids are eating. Stop fighting for the USDA and the federal government to provide better food. There are too many special interests (including the government itself) involved in deciding what “food” ends up on your child’s plate. You can do better than the USDA can in feeding your child. Preparing a simple brown-bag lunch (or a lunchbox for younger kids) puts the power back in your hands and shows your child that you are taking charge of their well-being.