How much education is out there on healthy eating, and how much of it is easy to access? The reality this should be a focus on our education, and what better place to start then in schools? Children should know how the food they eat effects them, and what are some healthy alternatives.
Children our the future, and they should be learning what is best for them. We owe it to them to do what we can to give them he best life possible, and this should be the goal of the government as well.
“Children who go to school without eating a nutritious breakfast are less likely to succeed in school, and face bullying, anxiety and depression, impacting their mental health.”
Canada national school food program
Imagine if we had a national school food program? if students were learning about more that effects them on a daily basis. Skills like math, writing, and reading are great of course, but they should also learn about their health, and how what they eat actually has an affect on them. access to healthy food at the schools should also be increased.
Children should be learning these necessary skills at school, because parents don’t always have the time. Simple steps like this can go a long way to helping improve the overall health in our children, and society as a whole.
“In Finland’s national food school program, children are fed a balanced, healthy meal every day while sitting around a table in a communal way, as a supervisor teaches them about nutrition, healthy eating and about table manners.”
We should be able to learn from other countries about what works, and what doesn’t. Not everything that works somewhere else might work here, but we can always use it as a starting point to find out what works best for us. The main thing is always improving how we do things. Here is an article on the the benefits, and all quotes in this post are from there.