Kourtney Kardashian is using her platform to speak out about what she believes to be an important issue- the quality of the food her kids are served at their school.
The eldest Kardashian sister shares three children- 9-year old Mason, 7-year old Penelope, and 4-year old Reign- with her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. Her eldest two kids attend an undisclosed private school somewhere near her Calabasas home. But despite the hefty tuition she likely pays for their education, it turns out the star is still unhappy with the school’s conditions.
In a post on her lifestyle website Poosh, Kourtney criticized the school for lacking in healthier options for meals and snacks, noting much of the food served is processed. She added that produce also isn’t organic or fresh. The celebrity seemed to imply that because of the cost of the school, it should be held to a higher standard.
“As moms, it’s in our power to raise some awareness and rally for healthier options,” the blog post wrote, emphasizing that all parents should be more concerned with the quality of food at their children’s schools.
She added that promoting healthier and more sustainable foods and packaging is something all schools- and, more importantly, generations- should strive for. “I’m doing it for my children and their futures,” she said.
Kourtney went on to say that she has contacted the school directly already. “I wasn’t satisfied with the food being served at my kids’ school, so I made sure that the principal knew my concerns,” she wrote. “And I’ve continued to offer my two cents on everything from the type of milk they serve to their use of single-use plastic.”
Nothing the Kardashians do ever comes without controversy and drama, and Kourtney’s plea for cleaner food options has already gotten some backlash online.
Many critics pointed out that some schools can barely afford to offer certain programs or classes, let alone have a cafeteria. Others reminded the star that some families struggle to put food on their own tables and can’t afford to let their kids buy food at the cafeteria. In general, critics found Kourtney’s post failed to acknowledge her privilege, and at times, seemed a bit spoiled.
So she's worried abt processed foods in her kid's sch lunches, are u effing kidding me? And plastic? Um, u eat a salad every day out of a huge plastic bowl! The green juice cups & straws! How abt pk. ur kid's lunches? #sickening #kourtneykardashian #pooshtheboundaries— Kimberly K. (K.K.W.) (@GingerhairGrnEy) July 19, 2019
As for why she decided to discuss the topic so publicly, Kourtney put a disclaimer at the beginning of the post explaining how she believes ‘small’ actions can have just as positive an impact as something larger, like “donat[ing] large sums of money” or starting a “foundation.”
“I’ve found that simply using my voice to stand up for small changes that add up to big impacts is so effective at not only creating change, but setting an example for my children,” Kourtney explained. “I may not be the loudest or the most aggressive, but I’ve never been one to stand by and watch something I disagree with unfold.”
The celebrity ended her post by explaining some of the things she does at home to reduce waste and promote healthy living. Kourtney does things like always takes her own water bottles while out and wraps her kids’ good in reusable snack bags or beeswax food wraps.
“It may seem like change is out of your reach, but truly it’s within all of our grasp,” the mama concluded her post.