by Marion Nestle
Oct 11 2010

It’s National School Lunch Week: here’s how to feed kids better

The Center for Ecoliteracy has produced the second edition of its useful guide to redoing school meals programs, “Rethinking School Lunch.”

This is a step-by-step blueprint for how to work with schools to produce healthier school meals.  It covers:

  • The rationale for getting involved in projects like this
  • Integration of school meals into wellness policies
  • Methods for setting up the projects
  • Practical matters such as procurement, facilities, finances, and waste management
  • Staff training
  • Marketing and communications
  • Additional resources

I get asked all the time for help in changing school meal programs.  This guide is a good starting place.