BRINGING FRESH, WHOLE FOODS TO BERKELEY’S SCHOOLS
How long have we known that most school lunches are high in fat and sugar and low in fresh vegetables? Just about forever. Fortunately, in recent years a few pioneers have been working to turn that around. In this 20- minute TED video, Culinary Institute of America graduate, chef and author Ann Cooper talks about a program to bring nutritious cooked-from-scratch meals into the lunchrooms of Berkeley’s Public Schools, where she was Director of Nutrition Services. Berkeley’s food education program, possibly the most comprehensive in the country, includes gardening and cooking classes beginning in pre-school.
If you’re not familiar with them, the TED talks are a great free online resource, well-worth investigating.