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Vail Valley learns about healthier lunches

Vail Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado
Kate Adamick/Special to the Vail Daily

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” Lunch menus filled with Salsbury steak, chicken nuggets, corn dogs and pizza have a group of Vail Valley parents concerned and looking for change to school lunch menus.

A committee at Brush Creek Elementary is working to raise awareness of school lunch nutrition through a documentary film, “Two Angry Moms,” which shows what kids are eating at school and what parents can do to ensure kids are eating food that is good for them.

Dr. Eliza Klearman, a naturopathic doctor in Eagle, has a daughter in kindergartner at Brush Creek. Klearman said she was “dismayed” when she saw the hot lunches that are served in the schools. That’s why she’s been working with the Brush Creek PTA to organize a screening of the documentary “Two Angry Moms, Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Brush Creek Elementary. She said the documentary not only shows what is wrong with school food, but also offers strategies for overcoming roadblocks and getting real food into school cafeterias.

“A growing number of kids aren’t getting enough vital nutrients, the kind found only in real, whole food,” Klearman said. “Treats now and again are one thing, but if our kids are eating pizza, chicken nuggets and potato chips at school, they’re not getting the right kind of nutrition for proper growth or to even pay attention in class after lunch.”

Klearman said the film addresses an issue of great concern to parents across the country: What is happening to the health of our children and how does school food factor in?

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The screening is free and open to the public. The 60-minute DVD will be followed by a 30-minute discussion session.

For more details about the screening, visit, or contact Dr. Eliza Klearman at 970-328-5678.

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