While the child hood obesity and pre-diabetic rate is climbing in the United States, the public school lunch programs continue to offer terrible meal choices and junk foods. With an unhealthy food environment at school, children are not being given the opportunity to learn to eat right.
To implement any sort of change within the system a conversation must be started. Parents have the most interest invested, and can become powerful advocates for change within the system. They must be convinced that a healthy school lunch is essential to their children's current and future health. Once their goals are shared with that of the advocate's, they can then begin creating the conversations that need to happen within the school administration and governments.