Originally Posted by kidspiration
i really like the food policy. but that's the way we eat most of the time anyways so it's no biggie for our family.
recently i've been thinking about starting a small preschool coop (almost like a little homeschool preschool coop...it would be quite unstructured. and i was thinking how awesome it would be for the group snack to be either an organic and or local fruit or veggie, because those are the food values that i'd love to help to instill in little ones and families. our family doesn't even consider normal junk food items as 'treats'...we think of it as, well...JUNK that is bad for our bodies and bad for the environment. i'm all for promoting healthy food choices for children and their families because of the pervasive junk food mentality society that we live in.
changing the world...one snack at a time!
I can't tell you how many parents start the year saying "my child will NEVER eat hummus, or bell pepper slices etc...and then guess what the childs favorite new food is after seeing it a few times, watching their friends gobble it up etc!
We have had a few parents request requiring organic food, but as a board we decided this was unrealistic to expect. While I try my best to purchase organic as often as possible, there are months I can't afford to do it for my family of 4...requiring that for 30 children is just not fair to families.
Now we do like to party at our school, and we have great events like the annual ice cream social, a December holiday party, Mothers Day Tea etc and we do allow desserts at those! However, they must still follow the nutrition guidelines of no trans fats, artificial colors and sweeteners. So for the ice cream social we have toppings like fresh berries, toasted coconut, granola, real whipped cream and organic chocolate sauce. The kids loved it!