• Angie Hubbard

    I too was very interested in the healthy child/increased student preformance segment of the “Super Size Me” film. I remember questioning the food service people why they don’t try to make the school lunches healthier for students during a field trip for my daughter’s class. I was told they don’t becasuse it is not required by the national standards. (Good answer!) Madison schools are at least experimenting with the UW’s Farm to School program which aims to provide healthier choices and educated children on what healthy foods are and how they taste.
    On another health note, the principal at our school (Chavez) will not let me accompany my children under 10 to school on their bikes. Does anyone else have this problem at their elementary school?

  • Marisue

    Angie,
    This may or may not help….I went to http://www.mmsd.org and used the search engine to type in “elementary, bikes, bicycle” and found some notes on riding bikes to school:
    http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/boe/minutes/regular/2003-06-02.htm
    and policy #4233
    at: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/policies/4233.htm
    (I’m not sure if this is the most current version)
    I would ask the question to board and adminstration as well at: comments@madison.k12.wi.us

  • Marisue

    More info in the Student Teacher Handbook from July 2005 can be found on page 8 about bikes:
    http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/sod/StudentTeacherHandbook.pdf