Local School Lunches in The Trib
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]