Audrey, Maurene, and I have attended a few Free Lunches this summer. On the first day I even plopped down $3.25 to purchase lunch for myself. And that was the last time for me. My toddler girls seemed not to mind the white bread peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the fruit in heavy syrup, and chocolate milk. They politely declined the chopped iceburg lettuce cups. And, as a bonus, on the last day we attended the girls were treated to a chocolate chip cookie.
|Free lunch at South Park|
Overall I was not impressed with the meals provided, however, the chocolate milk was the worst. I did the math on sugar consumption if a child selects chocolate milk for every meal, including summer. The number I came up with is 10.9lbs. This is based on 175 days of school during the regular year and 50 days during the summer.
I think if we just eliminate the flavored milk option children will have a significantly less sugar intake throughout the year. Chocolate milk is a fun treat and is best reserved for special times and not for lunch every day. This is just my opinion and I would love to hear yours. Please leave me a comment here or send us an email, you can find the address to the right.