Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a few Public Service Announcements :)

Green My Lunchbox!!
I recently came across this fantastic campaign called Green My Lunchbox.  They are wanting 15,000 families to pledge to packing waste-free lunches in order to save an estimated 1 million pounds of trash!

Join them on Facebook and by sharing how you are greening up your life you will have a chance to win a cool waste-free lunch item. A winner is chosen every single day!  Spread the word to your friends! You can invite your Facebook friends to join the campaign by clicking the "invite your friends" linky under their logo on their Facebook page.  I sent an invite to all of mine! :)

In other news, did you all watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? Did you love it? I think I might have a wee little crush on that cutie. I tried with all my might to get Jamie to tweet to me on Twitter, but he didn't return my affections. Sigh.  Anywho, I think you can still catch the episodes on Hulu if you missed the series. It was only a six episode run, but it packed a great message about the state of school food in America. Definitely a must-see. :)  If you believe in healthier lunches for our kids, and who the heck doesn't?!, and if you haven't done so already, then you must head over and sign his petition. Right now. Do it. :)

Another must-see? Food, Inc.  This Academy Award nominee film is an expose on the food industry. There an no scare tactics of sensationalistic views, just the cold hard facts about where our food is coming from. Some of it may make your toes curl, and some of it may really tick you off. PBS ran this documentary last week and it is still available to view on their website here, but only through April 29, so don't wait!**  Do what you will with the information.  In my opinion ignorance may be bliss, but knowledge is power. :)  Being informed is never a bad thing.

**Many thanks to Frosty of My Love/Hate with Packing Lunches, who urged me to share this info with all of you. :) 
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Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

I love Jaime too! Michael Pollan's book Omnivors Dilemma is a great read for anyone who enjoys reading about this. There are so many nutrients either no longer in our diets or greatly depleted due to modern farming techniques. If more people were aware maybe healthier ag. practices will come back. Omega-3 and CLA is an example, these are present in grass-fed ruminant fats and very protective and helpful for us. By grain feeding we remove those and make it higher in inflammatory Omega-6, and we sure can attribute inflammation to so many things now. And that's just the tip of the iceburg!

I have not seen Food Inc yet but I really want to.

Nicole and Robert said... [Reply to comment]

I have not seen the green my lunch box, but the other two shows and your blog are what really got me into the bento's for me and my 2.5 yr old. She is at a daycare AT my work, which is great and now we eat 2 or 3 of the 4 lunches she has at daycare together! Yeah

Cowboy Ninjas said... [Reply to comment]

What a coinkindink - I just watched Food, Inc ysdy, and was just disgusted and horrified. EW. I think everyone should watch it. My relief was in knowing we use and love the Stoneyfield products. Otherwise, I felt like I wanted to take on a cleanse - lol!
As always, love your blog! Toodles.

frosty said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the shout out Melissa! Have a great day!

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