Kourtney Kardashian Is Speaking Out About The Quality Of Her Kids’ School Lunches For A Good Reason
In a recent post on her lifestyle blog Poosh, titled “Use Your Voice to Stand Up for Your Community,” Kourtney Kardashian spoke out about the quality of her kids’ school lunches. She told her readers that she did what she thought was right and spoke to the school principal about her concerns in order to better the nutrition of both her kids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign, as well as others’.
“When it comes to my kids’ schools, seeing what kind of meals and snacks are provided can be unsettling…” Kourtney wrote in her Poosh post, “processed foods, less than fresh, inorganic produce, etc. But as moms, it’s in our power to raise some awareness and rally for healthier options.”
When she approached the school principal about bettering the food choices in the cafeteria, Kourtney also made sure she went into the discussion with ideas and potential plans. “I’ve continued to offer my two cents on everything from the type of milk they serve to their use of single-use plastic,” she wrote.
Kourtney continued, “Another idea is to suggest a pledge that the kids take (and teachers, too) to create less waste every year, or starting a petition that gets passed around the parents via email.”
“It may seem annoying, but in the long run, I’m doing it for my children and their futures.” She added, “Dialogue picks up momentum, and momentum stirs change.”
The reality star wrote that she’s been teaching her three kids, whom she shares with Scott Disick, about the value of sustainability. Because prior generations, including her own, haven’t been as focused on sustainable practices done to combat climate change, Kourtney believes it’s up to parents of growing kids to form “a generation with fundamental values that promote sustainability.”
Encouraging kids to get involved with sustainable practices and nutrition at school not only benefits their growth and health, but it also instills the value of taking care of the Earth.
The National Wildlife Foundation recommends that schools do their best to replace their processed foods with fresh, and even organic, foods whenever possible. Working with local growers could benefit both farmers and students.
The Farm to School Network is a great resource for school officials to use if considering working with local growers in their area. As suggested by the Network, starting a school garden is another amazing way to get kids involved in what they eat.
As Kourtney mentions, having your kids bring their own to-go cups to school can help the school cut down on waste like milk cartons or juice boxes. Plus, having a bottle of water handy in one’s backpack is always good for hydration purposes.
Kourtney’s been speaking up about school lunches for years. She tweeted about the poor quality of school lunches back in 2015, a year after giving birth to her youngest son, Reign.
And her followers agreed with her. We’re all #fedup.
A typical school lunch usually consists of a slice of greasy pizza, hamburgers, and a side salad if kids are lucky. They’re certainly not the most health-conscious meals.
Some kids don’t have the option of bringing their lunches from home. It’s up to town constituents to make sure kids in the public school system are eating well.
And, as Kourtney suggests, being nosey and talking to school officials to make sure school lunches are up to par is necessary to keep our kids healthy. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, as they say.
“It may seem like change is out of your reach, but truly it’s within all of our grasp,” Kourtney wrote. “I practice using my voice in my community in an effort to make improvements in our environment and health, and I truly feel like bringing my kids into the mission is the legacy I can leave behind.”
“So if you feel small, speak up,” she continued. “Our voices are big.”
Amen, Kourtney. We couldn’t agree more.
If you see something you don’t like, say something. Use your voice to change school lunches, sustainability practices, or anything else that could impact your community for the better.