Taste Testing School Lunches


Image credit: Mrs. Q/Grist

The brave employees of the country's school cafeterias are tasked with solving a mind-bogglingly difficult problem: creating a healthy, delicious, lunch that costs less than 90 cents per meal. Add to this the fact that most school kitchens no longer have actual cooking equipment in them, and things take a turn towards the impossible.Grist highlights the efforts of one teacher determined to raise awareness of what's passing onto the plates of the nation's schoolchildren. They write:

Mrs. Q—she remains anonymous to avoid losing her job—is eating in her school's cafeteria every day for the entire school year and documenting the experience, with snapshots. Her blog, Fed Up With Lunch: The School Lunch Project, provides a rare and often unpalatable window into what's cooking in our public-school cafeterias—and we couldn't resist sharing it with you.

See the Slideshow at Grist.org
Read more about school lunch:
School Lunch: What Do The Kids Eat?
School Meals Can Rock! Does Yours?
Locally Grown Food in School Lunch Programs
How to Pack an Eco-Friendly School Lunch

Tags: Diet | Fruits & Vegetables

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