Hi everyone! I am really proud of some of my neighbors. In just one week, 2 petitions went around to improve the quality of hot lunches and to have the ice cream truck removed from it’s illegal spot in front of schools. The petitions were publicized on local blogs , with quite a bit of backlash. Some support, but many disrespectful and unsupportive comments about how parents need to learn how to say “no” in their own homes about unhealthy food and not to make this a public issue.
I want to applaud the committees and individuals who are speaking out and being the risk takers.
When did some communities become so “retro” as one acquaintance of mine put it? Should people who work and are vocal about productive change with health initiatives and their obstacles be labeled as ” inappropriate” or fanatical?
What do you think? Is it a family’s sole responsibility to promote healthy eating or should the community and schools work with parents and kids for productive change? If you don’t want to answer here, please watch Gloria Steinem’s very short video to inspire you 🙂
If you would like to sign the hot lunch petition, go here. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/montclairfoodrevolution/
If you want to sign the ice cream truck petition, go here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/noicecreamtrucks/
And check out a non-hydrogenated alternative to Magic Shell poured over all natural ice cream that I got from the NY Times. It is even better than the green and blue Sponge Bob Ice creams you can get from the truck! Delicious!!!
Chocolate Coconut Shell for Ice Cream:
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil.
Melt the chocolate in a small metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the coconut oil and heat until dissolved, about 1 minute. Keep the liquid lukewarm until ready to pour over the ice cream. Chocolate will harden into a shell within a few seconds when spooned over ice cream.
Yield: 3/4 cup (good for 4 to 6 scoops).