…the city's Iron Chefs -- the group includes White House assistant chef Sam Kass, José Andrés of Jaleo, Todd Gray of Equinox, Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Robert Wiedmaier of Brasserie Beck -- decided that each chef would adopt a school. Kass is spearheading the project.On Friday at the White House, to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, the chefs launched a national ‘adopt-a-school’ program. As usual, the District is leading the way. Our children will have to wait while MCPS touts that it ‘meets’ current USDA standards that are acknowledged as out-of-date.
Or, as the Renegade Lunch Lady, Ann Cooper, Nutrition Director for the Boulder Valley (Colorado) School District has stated, "We’ve grown a generation of children who think chicken nugget is a food group."
‘Maryland Farm-to-School Program’ which took place for one week in 2009, September 14-18. During that week on Thursday, children were offered ‘zucchini bread, pears, and cole slaw’ on Thursday; and ‘pizza veggies, cherry tomatoes, assorted fresh fruit’ that Friday. Which, really is even more scary, to know our children are not offered even cole slaw the rest of the year. I really hope that can’t be true.
What is your child eating?