menus - now
Our children deserve to be served the healthiest possible meals at school.
And we want Stuart Hall School to do better.
Our children are eating too much meat and eggs, too many over-processed products, and not enough fruits and vegetables. This kind of imbalanced diet contributes to 678,000 deaths in the US annually and causes 1 in 3 Americans to live with a preventable chronic illness.
And because food environment is the primary influence of food choice - especially in schools where the options are pre-decided for students, for up to 3 meals a day - Stuart Hall School leadership has a responsibility to create the healthiest possible menus for our children.
Nutrition science is clear. Stuart Hall menus can and must make these common sense changes.
That's why we are asking Stuart Hall leadership to commit to reducing the amount of disease-promoting foods on their menus and replace them with the things we know make kids grow strong and healthy: fresh fruits and vegetables, lean plant proteins, and whole grains.
93% of children don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, but the average child eats 4 times too much protein
Incidence of Type 2 diabetes in children skyrocketed 30% between 2000-2010
1 in 5 children under age 17 live with diet-related high cholesterol, leading children as young as 7 to be prescribed statins
Diet-related disease has tripled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years
Eliminate processed meats like hot dogs, pepperoni pizza, sausage and egg sandwiches, and ultra-processed foods like chicken nuggets and fish sticks
Reduce the amount of disease-promoting foods high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and sodium like meat, egg, dairy, and other processed products
Replace unhealthy menu items with foods rich in nutrients and high in fiber like fruits, vegetables, diverse plant proteins, and whole grains
Our families are already suffering the consequences of imbalanced menus.
Our kids deserve better. They deserve a long life free from preventable, diet-related chronic illness.
Contact us below to get involved with our effort to improve the menus at Stuart Hall School.
The leading causes of preventable disease, chronic illness, and premature death in the United States are all related to diet and poor nutrition—diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and even some cancers. Children born today have a shorter predicted life expectancy than their parents as a result of skyrocketing diet-related diseases. We must do better for our children—but the time to act is now.
The problem: Stuart Hall School menus don't reflect a balanced diet.
Too many products high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and sodium like meats, eggs, and full fat dairy products
Too many ultra-processed foods made with disease-promoting refined grains and processed meats
Too few health-promoting fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes
Imbalanced menus make it harder for students to get the nutrients they need to learn, grow, and excel - in the classroom, on the field, and beyond.
Independent public health organization Balanced reviewed the healthfulness of Stuart Hall School's menus and gave it an "F" grade—a failing grade, with huge consequences for our children's health. In their analysis, Balanced found that Stuart Hall School served: