The Sausalito Marin City School District became the first school district in the nation to serve only organic and non-GMO meals. According to the nonprofit called Turning Green, the two schools in the school district began their all organic meals on the August 27th, 2015.
Turning Green and The Conscious Kitchen started a pilot program in 2013 that lead to the district going all organic on Thursday. During which, the nonprofits and school district observed a drop in disciplinary cases, an increase in attendance and a greater sense of community.
“USDA nutritional standards do not prioritize organic and non-GMO food, and as a result, students everywhere are vulnerable to pesticide residues and unsafe environmental toxins,” Turning Green executive director, Judi Shils said. “Not only does this program far exceed USDA nutritional standards, but it ties the health of our children to the health of our planet.”
Every great movement has to start somewhere. In this case, it starts with two schools. Nevertheless, we need to commend these two organizations for their ability to make their idea manifest and become reality!
For many of us, it becomes very disheartening to see all the bought politicians who are pushing laws like the DARK Act that are detrimental to our health. However, I am always saying we have the power. All we have to do in order to express that power is realize what is going on and refuse to allow it to go on anymore. This program demonstrates that no matter how many corrupt Politicians try to push draconian laws that endanger our health, at the end of the day, the people are going to win!