Local School Lunches in The Trib

November 10, 2008 at 10:19 am

Today’s Chicago Tribune reports on the movement in school districts to serve locally-grown and organic foods. Regarding CPS:

In response to written questions, a Chicago Public Schools spokesman said that recent food service improvements include the elimination of trans fats and deep-fat fryers; a universal breakfast program aimed at reaching more students; a sliced-fruit pilot program in 31 schools featuring produce from farms within 150 miles of Chicago; and an initiative to serve local, frozen vegetables.

Interesting, but I’d like to see a bit more of a critical breakdown of the successes or failures of these initiatives, both at a student and administrative level.

School menus freshen up [Chicago Tribune]