News from Baltimore:
On Mondays throughout the year, cafeteria menus will be all vegetarian – a first for city schools and, it’s believed, any large school system nationwide. [...]
Lunch has been getting a makeover in lots of schools in Maryland and across the nation, a reaction to rising childhood obesity rates, growing nutritional awareness and the local-foods movement.
Baltimore County ripped deep-fat fryers out of five secondary schools over the summer and replaced them with ovens to serve lower-fat oven fries. Because whole-wheat pizza crust flopped with Howard County kids last year, that district just rolled out a new crust made with “white whole wheat” flour, a milder-tasting whole grain. At Hereford Middle School, the cafeteria has started using the fruit, vegetables [...] raised in agri-sciences classes.
For more on Meatless Mondays, go to meatlessmonday.com but first watch this video:
Thanks to Bea for sending me the story.