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Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program (Revised Memo)
This revision includes updates based on the revised nutrition standards for school meals and includes questions and answers.
Check out this great infographic from BeTheCatalyst.org which displays the history of school lunch!
"We've all come to depend upon school lunch throwaways to keep us moving speedily
through each day, but such conveniences come at an environmental cost: the energy
and resources used to bring those meals to the school cafeteria and the increasingly
larger amount of landfills clogged up with trash and our garbage incinerators
con=nuing to belch out hazardous emissions.
A waste‐free lunch program, that includes students, parents, and school staff
educa=on about the provenience of our meals, about where our trash ends up and
how we, as individuals, can reduce the amount of trash we generate, can save =me,
money and the environment."
"A school-community kitchen presents a new kind of social contract: a public school kitchen, used by both the school and the community as a resource for educational, vocational, and production purposes.
The kitchen optimizes a public space to support student health and improve academic achievement; promote justice and equity; and enhance food security, emergency preparedness, and the economic advancement and vitality of local communities.
School-community kitchens are rooted in three movements: (1) the growing effort to improve school food, (2) the creation of full service community schools, which attend to the health of the whole child within a family and community context, and (3) a national and international movement on behalf of community kitchens. School-community kitchens are an example of what author and farmer Wendell Berry calls a 'solution which causes a ramifying series of solutions.'"
Brought to you by the Center for Ecoliteracy
A Guide for School Breakfast Implementation from July 2009.
The executive summary of Berkeley School District's school lunch program.
The full report of the Berkeley School Food Program.
"Slow Food USA is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food. With over 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers."