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Lessons from Berkeley: The Truth About Vegetables

May 17th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Berkeley, kids, school food

Might as well say it straight up: Kids don’t like vegetables. At least most kids don’t like most vegetables most of the time. That’s the ultimate lesson I draw after spending weeks in school kitchens from Washington, D.C., to Berkeley, CA. And that certainly challenges the idea of produce as a magic elixir for the […]

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Berkeley Schools Cook Food from Scratch: Epilogue

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Berkeley, kids, school food

After discovering earlier this year that the “fresh cooked” meals being served in D.C. schools were actually industrially-processed convenience food, I went looking for a school district that was really making food from scratch. I turned to Ann Cooper, the “renegade lunch lady” famous for advocating healthy school food made with fresh ingredients. Cooper this past […]

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Berkeley Schools Cook from Scratch: Hold the Beans, Please

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Berkeley, kids, school food

After spending hours sorting chicken pieces my first day on the job in the Berkeley school system’s central kitchen, I got a break. “How would you like to serve the kids at lunch?” asked Joan Gallagher, the sous chef in charge of kitchen production. “It’s the most exciting part of the day. You’ll get to […]

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