In a follow-up article, the Toronto Star reports that the food service company that once fed 75 day-care and Montessori schools supposed organic, kosher and halal meals has shut its doors.

It’s all very mysterious.

Whole Green Kids somehow managed to pull a fast one on schools and parents of children with allergies, and who follow faith-based food preparation traditions.

The provider of so-called ‘premium’ meals has apparently been moving shop over the past few months to avoid paying kitchen rent. Meanwhile the owner, Susan Blouin, lives in a $2 million home and drives a Porsche. Really? I mean really??

It’s actually all very disturbing.

I have a lot of faith in the good food movement. I pay extra for organic. I eat local. I push the ideal and do my best to convert friends. I also occasionally work in catering, and have great respect for reputable companies like Sublime Catering and Real Food for Real Kids.

And I think there is great potential for more good food to be available in our everyday, non-elite lives – because the general population is becoming more food-literate, consumers more savvy, and deadly e-coli outbreaks remind us we have to be vigilant about the quality of our food.

But this company is casting a dark cloud on my parade. And it pisses me off.

If you’re concerned about the quality of food being provided to your children, I encourage you to check out the claims made by the food service or catering company you use. Don’t assume they’re pulling a fast on you; as I see it, Whole Green Kids is the exception, not the rule. But you have every right to feel comfortable about the food someone else is selling you.


  1. Roberta says:

    June 21st, 2011 at 2:30 am (#)

    My son used to attend a daycare catered by RF4RK, many daycares are changing from them. 5 year olds don’t want to eat lemongrass fish and couscous.
    My concern was I thought some of their menu choices were misleading. It took me months to figure out that ‘organic whole wheat squares’ were shreddies. PC Organic brand, but still cereal. A lot of their snacks were PC organic brand cereals.
    I’m not sure a nutritionist has walked them through their menu planning, I never understood why lunch would be chicken with rice and then afternoon snack would be rice pudding. They need to take more care.

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