25 Apr '11, 11am

A Lunch Lady Serves up Healthy Schools, Starting in the Cafeteria

I never imagined myself cooking for kids. I spent most of my first three decades as a chef, not knowing or caring what kids ate, and not really wanting to feed them. In fact, as a restaurant chef, my worst nightmare was the host coming into the kitchen on a Saturday night, saying, “Chef, there’s a screaming kid on table 19. What do I do?” My response: “Tell them to leave. Why did they bring kids here on a Saturday night, anyway?” What a difference a decade makes. Today all of my work surrounds feeding kids healthy food , teaching them how to eat well, and working nationally to assure that all kids have access to delicious, nutritious food in school every single day. Getting healthy food onto our kids’ plates (or trays) couldn’t be more important. In between commercials for fast food and over-processed junk stamped with a nutrition label, we hear news reports that condition...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/a-lunch-lady-serves-up-health...

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