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Schools Restore Fresh Cooking to the Cafeteria

Kevin Moloney for The New York Times

Elida Martinez, a 32-year veteran of school kitchens in Greeley, Colo., mixing beans with cheese and seasonings for burritos.

From the 16 August 2011 New York Times article

GREELEY, Colo. — The idea of making school lunches better and healthier has gathered steam in many parts of the nation in recent years, but not equally for every child. Schools with money and involved parents concerned about obesity and nutrition charged ahead, while poor and struggling districts, overwhelmed by hard times, mostly did not.

This midsize city in northern Colorado, where 60 percent of the 19,500 students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, is trying to break the mold. When classes start on Thursday, the district will make a great leap forward — and at the same time back to the way it was done a generation ago — in cooking meals from scratch…

Read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/education/17lunch.html?_r=1&ref=health

 

August 19, 2011 - Posted by | Nutrition | , , ,

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