25 September 2009

Meatless Mondays - Baltimore USA

Excerpt from The Daily Table, 24 September 2009

'The city of Baltimore is taking significant steps towards local, sustainable and healthy school lunches. Tony Geraci, the system’s new director of food and nutrition, is working to get frozen, TV dinner-style meals out and fresh food in. Maryland grown fruits and vegetables are showing up in cafeterias, and meat has been taken off the menu on Mondays in all Baltimore public schools.

Assistant White House chef Sam Kass and officials from the US Department of Education recently visited Hampstead Hill, a public charter school, and were very impressed by what they saw (and ate)! Hopefully this will push them to get healthy, local food into all public schools in conjunction with the upcoming renewal of the Child Nutrition Act.'

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