I’ve decided to create a group that focuses on partnering with schools to educate them on providing healthy food and ensuring that non-toxic chemicals are being used in schools. My son started is fancy shmancy preschool and I had an epiphany. Healthy means different things to different people! While I am told over and over again the food is healthy, I have opted to prepare snacks and lunch for my son. You see, I don’t believe pretzels and juice are healthy snack options. I’d rather he eat fresh fruit! While I do follow the dirty dozen rules for buying organics, my main focus is limiting processed foods. The school my son attends, along with many others, do not have the same philosophy.

Now, the chemical situation is probably going to be a more of an uphill climb. However, I am up for the challenge. I know that there are laws that need to be followed, but I’m thinking at least using non-toxic hand soap would be a start. Stay tuned for more to come in 2013! Check out Healthy School Alliance on Facebook!