Archives for: July 2005, 15
My daughter has been working at a children's music camp. Every day they provide lunch for the campers and staff. After she saw a list of the menus, she asked if I would pack her a lunch every day.
There was nothing that was beneficial for a Type A: no salad choices at all. Basically it was fast food. The four days this first week that I remember were hamburgers, pizza, tacos, and chicken nuggets.
The first day, one of the guys on staff also brought his lunch. They ate together, and she was glad that she wasn't the only one teased about her "healthy lunch."
Do children and their parents demand a constant diet of junk food? Or, is it easier for the people in charge of schools and camps to bring in junk food than to hire a real cook?
My food choices when I was a child were horrific, but the adults in my life made sure I knew that. I was very much aware that I ought to be eating vegetables and more fruit. I cringe for the health problems of the next generation. Some of them seem to know nothing except fast, artificial food.