You don’t wanna know how old that cookie is.
Mention school cafeteria food and the image that pops into most folks minds is a lump of undercooked mystery meat, limp green beans with the nutritional value and flavor steamed out of them, and reconstituted mashed potatoes from a sack accompanied by a little carton of fat, cholesterol, and pus.
Thankfully, there are lots of food service professionals working to create a new model for school dining. By creating and instituting menus of tasty vegan options, these folks are reinforcing good nutrition education and helping students develop healthy habits.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fabulous person like this in your community, let Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) know about it. The organization is seeking out nominations for its third annual Golden Carrot Awards. The winner gets $1,500 and a $3,500 check made out to her or his school or school district. Up to four additional awards will be given, with $500 going to the food service professional and $500 to benefit the school food service program.