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Time to Take a Stand for Better D.C. School Food

February 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · kids, school food

Here’s one thing for sure: Lining the pockets of big corporate vendors is not a path to a sustainable school food system. D.C. officials made that mistake four years ago when they opted to hire Chartwells to run the city’s cafeterias. Now D.C. Public Schools are staring at a $14 million hole in their budget. […]

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It’s Time for the Inspector General to Investigate D.C. School Food

February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · school food

Was former D.C. schools Chief Operating Officer Anthony Tata pulling our leg when he told a room packed with parents and other concerned citizens in August 2010 that school cafeterias had been losing $11 million to $14 million every year on food service? I was there, and I distinctly remember Tata saying school officials had […]

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Is Kaya Henderson Turning Out the Lights on D.C. School Food?

February 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · school food

In a chilling rebuke, Chancellor Kaya Henderson has disavowed the ambitious plans for improved D.C. school food set forth by DCPS food services Director Jeffrey Mills and instead has ordered her staff to proceed immediately with a new contract to outsource cafeteria operations and try to stem the mounting deficits attributed to the system’s current […]

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