Sarah Wu, a teacher at a Chicago elementary school, decided to eat at the cafeteria one day after forgetting to pack her lunch. She found that her meal that day was far from ideal. From that day forth she maintained an anonymous blog and ate the same school lunches as her students for an entire year. Wu ate a total of 162 school lunches.
She made observations about the food and how it affected the students. She ate bagel dogs, yellowish meatloaf, and chicken tenders, which she described as "squirts of chicken foam." Wu also ate sausage, pizza, tartar tots, cheeseburgers, and a packaged peanut butter and jelly.
Wu has recently announced her real identity with the release of her new book, Fed Up With Lunch, which shares the title of her blog.
“I think that by putting out the book, it has started the conversation,” Wu said. “It’s normalizing talking about school food among teachers. When I had discussions with coworkers, it was sort of like throw your hands up and ‘What can you do?’”
To be fair, Wu said there have been improvements to introduce healthier foods, but there is a long way to go.
To view her blog click here.