The school district in the tiny community of San Juan Islands, off the Pacific Northwest coast (between Seattle and Vancouver), decided in 2008 to start their own ‘food revolution’. Tired of ‘ketchup being a vegetable and a pizza sauce’, they decided to reinvent healthy eating for kids.
The result is their amazing ‘Food for Thought’ program: an on-site chef, with students training alongside, produces healthy, home-cooked, and (where possibly) locally sourced meals for the school. Sustainability and healthy eating is the focus. It’s been an enormous boost to the community and kids alike.
Just like the recent ban on ketchup in French schools (only once a week, and only on French fries), the San Juan islanders decided that they could feed their kids more healthily.
Now, if they can do it, why can’t we?