Food Fights over Veggies

by Rudi Andrus, Executive Director


I keep a picture of my 2-year-old self on the bulletin board beside my desk. It reminds me of how innocent and sweet children are...except when it comes to eating their vegetables!



I still remember the food fights at our kitchen table when my brother and I were little. It turns out, neither one of us wanted those lima beans. But our mother wanted us to get a balanced diet. She kept telling us, "They're an acquired taste!"


At Mainspring, we avoid the food fights...while helping our children acquire the taste of vegetables. We have a top notch nutrition program that features whole foods, lots of fruits and veggies, beans, and whole grains.  Here is a link to one of our menus.  Amazing, right?


Mainspring children get breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack during the school day. Often, these are the only healthful meals in their day; so many of our families struggle with constant food insecurity.


Amplify Austin is around the corner, and this year we're using the proceeds to benefit our Food Program. 



You can feed disadvantaged children healthful meals during the school day by contributing through Amplify Austin. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Carl C. Anderson and Marie Jo Anderson Foundation, up to $5,000. Pre-schedule your donation today!