Wednesday, 20 April 2011

What We Know So Far...

People are talking in the school about what we have been doing with our Milk Revolution.  We need a plan of action.

Here is our plan:
1. We are going to share what we have learned about the sugar in the milk.  We might be able to talk about it at the next assembly, but that isn't for a month.  What could we do in the meantime?  Maybe we should break up and go class to class with our bag of sugar and share the link about the Jamie Oliver's school bus.  We will survey how many students drink chocolate milk verses how many drink white milk in the lunchrooms next week and then compare our results after the assembly.  We know our school receives approximately 2 crates of white milk and 12 crates of chocolate milk every two weeks.  We think if we educate our classmates they will want to change the milk.

We already know our principal supports what we are trying to do.  We are very lucky because we are allowed to choose white milk and our parents can make the decision for us not to have the chocolate milk.  All we need to do is educate people that chocolate milk is meant to be a treat once in a while.

Even though the battle at our school isn't going to be too difficult, we have to make changes in the city.  Maybe we can share what we're doing with other schools and have them make the changes too.  Maybe one day all the schools in Alberta or Canada will only serve white milk for lunch.

21 comments:

  1. I can't believe how much you have learned during your milk revolution. I am amazed at how much sugar is in chocolate milk, especially because my son drinks it so much. I wonder how you will spread the news about your milk revolution at school. I hope you will write something for the next school newsletter. Great work! Ms Lundell

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  2. Hello from Portland, Oregon, United States. Your Milk Revolution is really impressive! I wish I were still in school so I could do what you're doing. I'll be checking back to look at your progress and I'll share this website with other fans of Jamie's show. Well done!

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  3. Hello from a fellow Canadian living in Washington, D.C.! You are doing a great thing! Have you created a Facebook page yet? What about the PTA? Church groups? Rec centers?

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  4. Y'all are awesome! I hope you inspire others to do the same. Keep fighting the good fight.

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  5. Hello - I'm from Australia and found your website through Jamie's twitter. Congratulations on doing a great thing. This is fantastic. Glad you guys are making a healthy decision and passing on the knowledge to others.

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  6. Another "J" from Portland, Oregon here. So impressed by you guys! Keep up the excellent work!

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  7. I found your website through Jamie's FB - AWESOME! I'm so proud of you and please know you are an inspiration!

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  8. Hello there!
    I also found your blog through Jamie Oliver's Twitter and thought I would tell you what a great job you are all doing! I live in England and have retweeted your site so all of my followers can see it too!

    Well done and good luck

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  9. I found your blog from Jaime Oliver on Facebook. I'm currently studying to get my Masters degree in Nutrition in Texas, US, and I am so impressed with your project! I'm going to share this with my fellow students, professors, family and friends! Keep up the important work! :)

    As an idea for sharing information before the assembly, does your school send home a newsletter every week or every month? If so, could you have them include an article about your project and a link to this blog? I think a lot of parents who check it out and learn a lot.

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  10. I found your blog from Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on Facebook. Way to go kids!!

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  11. Wow! Am I ever impressed in what my big sister has accomplished in such a short time! Keep up the good work!

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  12. Hello from South Lake Tahoe, California! I love your plan. I will be following your blog and your story. Good luck!!!!

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  13. Hello from the East of Canada! I, too, found your site through Jamie Oliver's posting on Facebook and LOVE what you're doing.

    Choosing white milk over any sugary drink is awesome and to take it this far, to keep reaching is stupendous! Keep it up.

    Although us Canadians are unable to sign Jamie Oliver's petition I have created one for us to sign in relation to Alberta and the rest of Canada's schools. I'd love for you or your parents to sign it.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/canada-s-schools-need-healthier-food-too

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  14. Hello from Boise, Idaho! I found your blog from facebook too! I am really impressed with this and wish you a lot of luck educating other students.

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  15. Just saw your blog on Jamie's Twitter. I think it's amazing that you choose to change it in your school and city!

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  16. I just saw this on Jamie Oliver's FB page. Great work!
    Here's an idea for figuring out how many kids drink white milk before and after your assembly. Try counting how many bottles of each are in the cooler before and after lunch. That should tell you how many of each have been purchased!

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  17. You guys and your teacher -- are awesome! Love that you are doing this.. Keep it up!

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  18. Wow! You guys are awesome! Making a difference in not only your school but also through spreading your good work online. I'm from North Hollywood California and am really impressed with the plans you have outlined on your blog.

    Can't wait for the next post. Good luck.

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  19. Fantastic ideas! In most schools here in North Carolina, water isn't easily accessible in the lunch rooms. Or at least, water that isn't more costly than a carton of milk. My kids wouldn't choose plain over chocolate milk, but they would choose water. Is water a choice to have with your lunch?

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  20. I had another thought... what if you made visual aids? Take an 8oz glass jar (same size as a small canning jar)and use sand to represent the sugar and other ingredients and then fill it with water to represent the milk. Then the kids could really "see" what they are putting in their bodies.

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