There’s a new way for kids to snack on the run, after school, between practices, or through out the day at school. Finally someone has decided to take on the vending machines war and say enough is enough. The change in this world’s mind-set and ideas about food consumption has got to start somewhere and now! Children spend most of their time in school and that’s where they seem to be consuming the most junk, processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, and everything else with NO nutritional value.
The idea that it’s cheap and can produced for the masses is what is continuing to fuel the fire for childhood diabetes and obesity. We’ve all been looking to Jaime Oliver to change not only the way this country eats, but also the world. Little by little and as much diversion, road blocks, and brick walls he’s slammed into, I’m in awe of his success and achievements. (Could also be my small obsession with him too) 🙂
But also finding a way into the school system and making a difference by inventing the Goodie Monster, is a group from Portland, Oregon. They’ve figured out how to make a huge difference in schools and in the food department just by making the tiniest change. Showing that it doesn’t have to be chocolate bars and candy as the afternoon snack, there are healthier options to help ids feel fuller, eat more nutritious, and guaranteed to give them more energy for their after school activity.
Stuffed inside these vending machines, you’ll find pop chips, Kind, Luna, Lara, and Clif bars. raisins, Justin’s Nut butters, and my kid’s personal favorite “Pirates Booty.” And the vending machine…so stinking cute, kids love it, it’s perfect! Every school should have one!! The soda machines and constant junk should be replaced with better choices. It all starts with a small change to cause a ripple effect.
- Four Courses with the Goodie Monster (www.underthetablewithjen.com)
- A New Kind of Vending Machine (www.psu.gd)
- The Goodie Monster (http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/goodie-monster/)