out in schools to improve the eating habits of the youngest children should seem to me a healthy and desirable measure. And in fact, thus formulated the question, aseptically, I think a great initiative.
As a father , in addition, I should like and show my gratitude about the schools being concerned about these issues, especially if it is the same center that puts the means to provide a healthy lunch without requesting an extra spill, as is the case.
But the materialization of the initiative is what does not seem so right, especially considering that in the short time it has been running the only thing that has been achieved among the students is more dissenting followers of the fruit than supporters . More than if no action had been taken or more than if it had been carried out in another (better) way.
The parents were given the calendar of fruits that would be provided on consecutive Wednesdays. All good “on paper”. In the fruita minuta there are tangerines, pears and apples of different varieties, bananas, cherries and plums (taking into consideration the season) etc. The fact is that since the first day the “success” was resounding; to the tangerines there was no where to sink their teeth: dry, bland and skinny … my daughter said she did not eat it, and like her most of those who took them. No wonder, in those conditions I would not have done either. It came the day of the pear, “Conference” for more signs, although judging by the thickness of their skin (they were given unpeeled) and the (not) degree of maturity could have been pears of the variety “unbearable Sermon” . The reality: that the vast majority of pears ended up in the yard wastebaskets and children with more hunger than the dog of a blind man and throwing pests on the day of the fruit .
I say what would it cost that laudable campaigns to bring
the consumption of fruit to the little ones were done properly? Money , many will answer; fruit of more quality and personal to prepare it, I would say (which in the end, is the same as money). Well, that, if you want to promote healthy habits, whatever they are, and you do not get the infrastructure to get it in the best conditions, there is a risk that the shot will backfire and, therefore, achieve objectives (behaviors ) diametrically opposed to the persecuted, in this case, that the fruit has a bad image .