I’ve recently heard of 9-year-old Martha Payne’s funny blog, NeverSeconds.
Martha’s a Scottish schoolgirl and she’s on a campaign for better school lunches, and her blog, just two months old, has topped 1 million hits and has been featured in a number of publications (for example, here.)
Martha didn’t happen on her foodie-activism by accident; she lives on a farm where her parents raise sheep and pigs for meat and grow their own vegetables.
When my family and I lived in Scotland–where Martha lives–we were
a little bit really appalled by what we saw schoolkids eating. I’m not sure what the deal was, but the schoolkids around us were let out for lunch and snacks and, by all appearances, they lived on chips (french fries), crisps (potato chips), chocolate bars, and ramen noodles.
Children are growing so rapidly, and how well they learn depends so much on how well they’re being fed–they deserve to eat well!
Browse Change.org for school lunch petitions!