Tag Archives: School Lunches

It’s A Queens Thing.

30 Nov

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Queens, New York holds a special place in my heart, in fact I know for fact that I am who I am because I lived, worked, loved and breathed in Queens. Jersey made me but Queens molded me.

I LOVE QUEENS.

So when I read that PS 244 in Queens was the first public school in the US to go full veg, it made my lips smile and my heart sing.

What started as a 3 day a week experiment has now turned into a full-time situation. All meals served at PS 244 are vegetarian and the kids are down. In fact they took it from a 3 day menu to a 5 day menu because they noticed that the children where actually gravitating towards the vegetarian meals.

PS 244 is an elementary school that deals with Pre-K thru 3rd Grade. How rad is it that these little ones are being exposed to vegetarian eating at least once a day? At school to boot. I think this is very bad ass and I applaud everyone involved. Including these kids who have shown to have stellar taste in food.

The best part of this story is that once the vegetarian diet was implemented at school, amazing results followed. Not only did attendance approve, teachers saw a jump in energy and excitement in the kids, as well as better focus and attention spans. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, their test results improved, all across the board.

In addition to their vegetarian lunches, the students of PS 244 also take weekly nutrition classes that teach them about healthy eating. In 1 semester the obesity rates of the children in the school dropped 2% and these days the children go home and teach their parents about healthy eating.

I cannot get behind anything more than I can get behind this. Beautiful all around.

Saving the planet, saving the children, saving the animals and saving some coin.

Principal Robert Groff is the mo-fo man.

And as L.L. Cool J said…It’s A Queens Thing.’

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/vegging-better-school-article-1.1486681

Stay Chizzle,

M.

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Are Your Kids Getting Slimed?

12 Mar

So Taco Bell, Burger King and McDonalds banned it but the USDA just bought 7 MILLION POUNDS of it to feed YOUR KIDS at lunch. What the heck am I talking about? It’s the pink slime I am talking about. That nasty meat by-product, that is made from leftover trimmings, sinew and other beef parts pulled from a cow once the ‘choice’ meats are taken. Ewe. That is so foul. I can’t believe I am evening going into detail like this, it’s grossing me out and hopefully it will do the same to you because ish like this, has to stop. Now after they do all that, they proceed to wash the left over garbage with a disinfectant solution, then mince it, then blend it into your meat. It’s not even just your kid’s school lunches you have to worry about, it’s all ground beef. Actually around 70% of all American ground beef is ‘cut’ with this pink slime, so if you eat burgers then you eat slime. Simple as that.

If all that wasn’t gross enough for you, I will give you one more paragraph of pleasure for your palate. Ammonia is also added to this pink slime and then it is made into burgers. These burgers are then fed to children in schools, most carnies and prisoners. Now both prisoners and the children have complained that their burgers SMELLED and TASTED like ammonia. In turn the USDA went out and started buying more pink slime then ever before. You seriously cannot make this ish up. If you are not scared of our government, then you better recognize. Not to mention, this pink slim is banned for human consumption in the U.K. McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King and the whole country of England have BANNED something that the US Government is now buying in bulk to feed YOUR KIDS.

All I can say about this is, ‘If You Don’t Know, Now You Know…’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/usda-buys-7-million-pounds-of-pink-slime-for-school-lunches/

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-03-09/Pink-slime-eliminated-from-fast-food-but-not-school-lunches/53440390/1

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