School lunchPhoto courtesy Mrs. Q Bagel dog (turkey), tater tots, apple, and milk.

A dear friend of mine had a family member who owned an apple orchard. She told me, “Never eat around the stem because when they spray, the pesticide collects in the top.” It wasn’t soon after that I started eating only organic apples. Of course, I don’t have a choice in this project. I try to sample every food, but I find it really hard to take a bite of the apple.