You have likely seen the National School Lunch Testing Program results, showing that 95.3% of the 43 school lunch samples tested were positive for glyphosate, 74% were positive for other harmful pesticides, 100% were positive for neurotoxic heavy metals, high levels of veterinary drugs and hormones were detected and low levels of nutrients. In short, the food we are feeding the future leaders of our country is abysmal.
30 million GMO meals are served each day to our children and for a large number of them, the breakfast and lunch they eat at school are the only food they eat each day. They are solely dependent on the quality and nutrient density of the federal school meal program for their nourishment which supports or diminishes their brain development, mental health, and bodily functions.
The levels of nutrients they receive affect their bodies and futures in profound ways. Their learning ability - with they need hundreds of thousands of dollars of special education during their school years or will they be an innovative leader, changing the world with an invention? Their behavior - will they need disciplining and end up in the prison system or will they support and empower others as a CEO or non-profit director? Their relationships with friends and family - will they be able to maintain valuable relationships or will they be depressed and end up on expensive, brain-altering psychotropic drugs that can cause suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions? And their outlook on achieving their potential in life - will they have the brain capacity to take on challenges, innovate, create, invent and contribute to the world or will they simply consume entertainment and live off disability as a sick person?
What can we do?
#1 Send your child to school with organic food - sample weekly menu below:
How can a family save $130.64 a month per child to be able to afford organic school lunches?
#2 Budget better
Here is an example of what you might STOP buying in order to free up your grocery budget:
#3 Tell the USDA and our elected officials to do their jobs and ensure safe, nutrient-dense food for all our nation’s children, whether they can afford to buy organic food or not.