15 Feb '12, 8pm

Soup in schools? Not unless there's money to spare

Photo: The Unseasoned Wok /Flickr Yesterday, I attended the first meeting of the new District Nutrition Council that the superintendent of our school system has put together to look at improving school meals. The council consists of the superintendent, a school nurse, a physical education teacher, and any parent who would like to be part of the group. I was one of three parents there, although I believe there were a few others who were interested but weren’t able to make the meeting because it was scheduled during the day. It was scheduled during the day so that two representatives from our district’s meal service provider, one who works directly in our schools, could attend. I really liked these women. They are truly trying to figure out how to get the healthiest foods to our kids while dealing with incredible budgetary and bureaucratic restraints. They told us how some o...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/soup-in-scho...

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