Food Is Not Your Enemy

Curry or BBQ Sauce Made of Grape Jelly?
September 30, 2009, 10:19 am
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I’m loving the middle school in Queens, New York, that’s actually bothering to cook up fresh curries for its students. It’s good to see that there’s a very real movement to give kids fresh, real food in their school cafeterias.

Cost, of course, remains a barrier to wide-ranging change. The executive chef for New York City schools, Jorge Collazo, came and spoke to my class at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition this year, and told us he can only spend $1 per student per day for lunch. But he’s really trying to improve things–he’s made a point of bringing whole-wheat bread and whole-wheat pasta into NYC schools, and really gets it that kids deserve something better than processed junk.

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