Mrs. Q is a public school teacher. As the writer behind the blog FedUpwithLunch.com, she has eaten over a year's worth of school lunches. She has received praise from food activists and has appeared in the national media.
Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project: How One Anonymous Teacher Revealed the Truth About School Lunches - And How We Can Change Them!by Mrs. Q
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When school teacher Mrs. Q forgot her lunch one day, she had no idea she was about to embark on an odyssey to uncover the truth about public school lunches. Shocked by what her students were served, she resolved to eat school lunch for an entire year, chronicling her experience anonymously on a blog that received thousands of hits daily, and was lauded by such food activists as Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Marion Nestle. Here, Mrs. Q reveals her identity for the first time in an eye-opening account of school lunches in America. Along the way, she provides invaluable resources for parents and health advocates who wish to help reform school lunch, making this a must-read for anyone concerned about children's health issues.
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This book is a perfect culmination of Mrs. Q's (Sarah Wu's) quest to expose the underbelly of the American school lunch program. While it is extremely important to discuss and reward successes it is also vital that the failures of American policy are brought to light. Wu is an eloquent writer and states her case for school lunch reform in a very sensible way. As a follower of the blog I really enjoyed the personal background stories that are scattered throughout the book. Wu is an essential part of the school lunch reform fight because she is a teacher first and reformer second. It is abundantly clear that her students, and those throughout the nation, come first in every situation. The geek in me also wants to point out that the book has footnotes! These are verifiable facts that you are able to further research! Research! Readers will also enjoy the funnier blog posts that are used throughout the book and the collage in the middle of the book is just stunning. I would personally recommend flipping through the pictures first and then reading the rest of the book to get the best effect. Finally a portion of the proceeds from the book go to Farm to School, a great organization which promotes the health of children, the environment, and local communities. You won't be upset that you bought this.
Get involved with what you and your family eats. Shocking that children are fed this sort of garbage. Nothing nurishing, just fake food full of chemicals