Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tossed Salad, Cobbed Salad, Salad Dressing, Vinagrette, Egg Salad Sandwiches

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

January XIVth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

I was working an extra day shift for my job at food services at Rexall Place hockey arena yesterday. While I know that there is a Starbuck's there on the lower level with salads and assorted health alternatives, should there not be at least 3 or 4 healthy alternative option concourse level food services stations in the arena?

This not only promotes good education & health, it promotes good educational health & an increased awareness by the school children at Oil Kings games & other events that there are safer and better options out there for them to eat. This can also be done for Oiler games in afternoons and evenings.

Clearly I am not saying shut the main concourse junk food stations down & displace valuable workers. No, I am saying set up little portable stations at tables between the food stations with little tables and a cooler beside them that can be kept full of fruits, salads, & pre cut vegetable trays. Realizing that kids like junk food first, I understand that they'll still want to eat it. But what Daryl Katz, The Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club, Rexall Place, Dominion Food Craft Services Incorporated & Northlands staff have to realize is that by offering the kids a second, more sound and sensible eating choice, there will be a percentage that break away and go for the healthy alternatives.

Certainly David from an educational standpoint this makes sense. But also from an economic standpoint. I know I as an adult would rather pay $5.00 for a fresh, package sealed salad or some lovely assorted veggies than $6.00 for a burned and stale pizza (which is what Rexall sells) & very poorly produced hot dogs & hamburgers (which at points taste remarkably like cardboard or that they have been heated in microwaves rather than an oven or grill.)

Lets educate the kids David & the teachers/parents that ake them to the games. Lets tell them salad is more exciting, more flavorful & more nutricious & filling for them to eat. Of course for purposes of this ermail I cannot state an opinion on the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary or any other refreshment selling rink in the Province, having never been to them. Lets make Canada's national sport a point of pride for kids, if they associate salad with hockey players, they'll learn to be in better shape themselves!

My Kudos To Edward Michael On An Inspiring Cabinet Shuffle & Deftly Keeping You In Education,


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