Why I choose Skoop, by Brittany Parker
As a child of a disabled mother, I depended entirely on student lunches. My parents got divorced when I was one and my Dad lived an hour away. My mother won the custody battle. She took care of me but wasn’t much for cooking. Because of her disability and our financial situation I was provided with free student lunches. I remember burgers that were an off grayish color and my fruit serving consisted of fruit bathing in a sugary syrup known as a fruit cocktail. Fresh was not something that existed in the school cafeteria.
Skoop’s Project Produce initiative is one of the many but probably the most important reason why I chose Skoop.
I didn’t have a choice in what I ate as a kid. Although I didn’t struggle with childhood obesity it is an issue that is more pressing than ever before. In the United States, 1 in 5 school-aged children is obese. This is an epidemic and fortunately, it is one that we can get under control.