Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cafeteria food

The Chefs in Schools program is expanding to the King K-8 school in Dorchester, according to the Boston Public Health Commission (It’s a note on their Facebook page. You might have to be signed in to FB to see it. I’m not sure.)

Through this program, chef Kirk Conrad, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, creates healthy, cost-effective, kid-friendly meals for a handful of BPS schools. The meals limit high fat, high sodium, and processed foods, and include more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits -- you know, the good stuff.

Among the West Zone schools, Higginson/Lewis K-8 and Curley K-8 already have this program in place.

The Globe ran a story on Chefs in Schools two years ago. Conrad's fare includes whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies, burgers on whole-grain buns, corn sautéed with onions and peppers, and vegetable-and-egg burritos.

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