True Food Council teams area chefs with Minneapolis Public Schools
Not exactly nutritionally sound: Minneapolis school lunches are getting a makeover
Who hasn't found themselves inside the lunchroom of their school cracking jokes at the expense of a rectangular shaped piece of pizza or a wobbly tray of mystery "meat"? It's an easy target from an eater's perspective, but solving the dilemma of creating delicious and healthful food for students is no easy task. This week the True Food Council was announced, a partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools' Culinary and Nutrition Services and notable area chefs.
Bringing good food to local schools
Hermann in particular has garnered a following on Twitter and her Instagram feed (@tastebudtart) for the creative, healthy, and lovely lunches she crafts for her son.
"My son has food allergies, and so he has always taken his lunch to school. I'm happy to have him start eating lunches at school! He may not choose to do so everyday, but it's important to have balance and choices," Hermann says. "I actually ate school lunch with him last week. It's quite a bit different than when I was in school, but the changes that are being instituted across the Minneapolis Public Schools are going to make our kids stronger, healthier and happier. It will take time and money to help get a salad bar in every school, for instance, but what a worthwhile goal!"
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