I will be in Kojo Nnamdi’s studio today at 12:30 pm for a half-hour segment on the “Tales from a D.C. School Kitchen” series that recently appeared in this space, detailing the food being served at my daughter’s elementary school–H.D. Cooke–here in the District of Columbia.
The series has created quite a stir in the food policy blogosphere, and got some recognition from Washington City Paper. But not so much from the mainstream media. It should be a lively discussion with lots to talk about, and timely, too, since “Healthy Schools” legislation is scheduled to come up for a hearing next Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the John A. Wilson Building.
(It’s not too late if you want to sign up to testify. Just send an e-mail here: ABenjamin@DCCOUNCIL.US.)
You can find Kojo’s show at 88.5 on the local FM dial, or at the WAMU radio. Kojo has a nice write-up of The Slow Cook blog on his website, where you can also listen to a recording of this particular broadcast over the internet.
And in case you were wondering what the kids were eating for breakfast at H.D. Cooke this morning, they had sugar-glazed cookies with chocolate- or strawberry flavored milk and grape juice. One little boy was dipping the cookies into his chocolate milk. Some kids took cereal. I noticed in the trash cans that many of the white milk containers were never even opened. They just got thrown away.