Earlier this week there was a discussion on NPR about two different school food service programs that are taking steps to have healthier school lunch programs. The School Food Service Director for Baltimore City Public Schools talks about a farm that he owns and allows children to come out and reconnect with how food is produced, in addition so supplying the food service program. He also discusses steps he is taking to purchase from other local producers and how he wants to change some of the choices currently being offered in school vending machines.
The other presentor is from Conneticut and he talks about how they are doing more to purchase local and seasonal products to help children reconnect with their food and what it looks and tastes like in its raw, un processed form. For the transcript and full discussion, please visit: