Georgeanne’s Story About Children and Food

Georgeanne Brennan (pictured left), co-author of our blog, had a recent op ed in the Sacramento Bee newspaper. We invite you to read it — a heart warming story with policy implications for school lunch and how our children are raised with food at the table. During this week of National School Lunch, we find it more important than ever to take a wide view of food, taste and culture with respect to school lunch. We hope you’ll find her personal story compelling.

“It was one of those significant birthdays that needed to be special beyond the usual. My husband and I had decided to rent a small house, just the two of us, on the coast. Then we learned our French son-in-law and our twin grandsons, age 6, were going to be on their own for the long Memorial Day Weekend, my birthday weekend, so we invited them to join us and rented a larger house.

I loaded the car with coolers of freshly dug potatoes, artichokes and herbs from the garden, homemade jam, honeycomb, tomatoes from a Winters greenhouse grower, a tri-tip roast from the Buckhorn Steakhouse, smoked salmon…read more.


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