Open Season Florida Stone Crabs

The season is just underway for delicious Florida Stone Crabs. If you haven’t have any this season yet, run don’t walk, to your local fishmonger. They are fabulous! The Stone crab’s run 5 to 6.5 inches long and 5 in wide in larger crabs. They are brownish red with gray spots and their underside is tan. These crabs are unusual in that they have large and unequallysized claws with distinguishable black tips. The crabs are a great low fat, low calorie source of protein, which makes them a great choice for anytime! 

School Lunches, Obesity, and Politics

According to the government, one third of American children are obese or overweight, according to the government. Roughly 40 percent of the calories they eat are consumed in the school lunch period. Nutrition experts say if the nation wants to make progress on the obesity crisis among children, what they eat at lunchtime has to be addressed.

The government has been “working on this” for a long time. Perhaps Michele Obama can move things along some. If your schools are still offering white breads, fried foods, high carbohydrates, empty calories, and washing it down with a sugary drink,  then parents you need to step up. Yes, parents, you need to to take the bull by the horns and make your kids lunch or teach them how to do it themselves. 

When schools stop getting your lunch money perhaps the school administrators will take action. Parents, you can do something about this by not supporting your school cafeteria. Send your kids to school with a healthy lunch bag! Start today and maybe their kids will reap the benefits!