August 24, 2012
Beginning this year, the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
requires schools across the country to serve meals with more fresh
fruits, more vegetables and whole grains, while reducing sodium and
fat. It's estimated that 60 percent of California schools fall
short of meeting the new regulations.
The latest multimedia documentary from Capital Public Radio
explores schools around our region that are creating new menus,
juggling budgets and cooking up innovative ways to convince kids to
eat their vegetables. It's a tall order, with cultural,
bureaucratic and historical hurdles.
Hosted by Beth Ruyak. Reported by Steve Milne, Marianne Russ and
School Lunch on Insight, August 27, 2012: Wasting Lunch
Farm to School
Yolo County's Harvest of the Month program connects local schools with the fresh produce grown all around them.
A free summer fun cafe fills the need to feed hungry kids in the San Juan Unifed School District.
With the support of a school lunch booster club, Davis Joint Unified School District has become a regional leader in school nutrition.
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