20 May '11, 3pm

What you don't know about the 70+ year old school lunch program

Weaved throughout this history lesson is the story of the students at Chicago's Tilden Academy, who won a national competition by making a healthy meal that can be produced in the school lunch room for less than$1 per student. The kids' menu — chicken jambalaya, corn bread, and fresh veggies — is unlike any of the lunches currently served at Tilden and most schools around the nation. Lunches that favor chicken nuggets and hot dogs over freshly prepared foods are the common denominator when schools are forced to focus on pleasing the customer, our kids, and must serve up whatever foods the kids will buy.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/what-you-don...

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