Monday, April 05, 2010

Don't Yuck My Yum

Yesterday at my parents' house in typical child fashion, Bryce and Caroline were avoiding eating things they didn't like (like most things).  In the midst of all this, Bryce says about something I gave him to try, "YUCK!"

Without missing a beat, my sister, Chrissa, pipes in, "Hey Bryce, don't yuck my yum!"

He looked at her but I don't think he got it, in fact, I had to think about it for a second.  But then I realized what a catchy little phase that is.  My sister said that she started using it in her classes (she teaches nutrition at a Balto City charter school) when kids would react that way about eating things in an effort to remind them that even if they don't like something, someone else might and to keep it to yourself.  Apparently it's caught on and everyone in the entire school says it. 

So yeah, I think that might become a new catch phrase at our house. 

On a different note, my sister got a call last week from The White House and will be traveling to DC on Wednesday with 20 of her students to meet with Michelle Obama.  Yep, for real.  The healthy eating/nutrition program that Chrissa runs at her school has gained national attention and with Mrs. Obama's focus on childhood obesity and healthy eating, this is something that interested her.  Regardless of your politics, that's pretty cool.   Chrissa did say that it was kind of annoying though that they invited them to come yet they aren't paying for transportation or feeding them so the city school system is coughing up the money for the bus and lunches.   Apparently this will be on CSPAN....pretty nifty.


Katie said...

Go Chrissa! I think that if the First Lady invites you, the First Lady should pay! Yes you can, Michelle! Bummer. But, good for Chrissa & her program. I am watching Jamie Oliver's food revolution series and I really hope healthy eating gains momentum.

Heather said...

WOW! That is awesome. I can't wait to hear about her experience. Go Chrissa! What grades does she teach?

Erika said...

She teaches pre-k thru 8th grade (which is what the school entails). Quite a variety!

BJ said...

That is so awesome for your sister! Congrats to her.

Lauren said...

As if I wasn't already EXTREMELY jealous of your sister's job, now I'm even MORE envious!! That is too cool- schools definitely need more programs like that. I'm sickened by what they feed the kids here! You'll have to update all of us on how her visit is!