Today on Your Call: Are school lunches getting healthier?

Oct 25, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about what kids are eating in school. With 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch program, advocates across the country are working to get healthier food in the cafeteria and many innovative school garden and lunch programs originated in Northern California. So what makes a healthy school lunch program?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. And once schools serve healthy food, how do they get kids to eat it?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

 

Guests:

Bonnie Christensen, executive chef for the Berkeley Unified School District

Peter Oshinski, Hayward Unified School District

Michele Simon, president of Eat Drink Politics

Resources

Berkeley Unified School District - Nutrition Services

Bay Area Bites: Berkeley’s School Lunch Program Makes its Big Screen Debut

Michele Simon’s book: Appetite for Profit 

Appetite for Profit: What’s missing from the pizza as vegetable reporting

Revolution Foods

National School Lunch Week

Huffington Post: School Lunch Guidelines Embraced By San Francisco Bay Area (VIDEO)

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Hayward Unified School District - Food Services 

The Pioneer Online: Hayward Program Works to Combat Poverty Amongst Children