Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Top Chefs Cheat Their Way through School Lunch Tomorrow Night?

Ok, all you Jamie Oliver fans, 'reality' TV is taking another shot at school lunch.

Tomorrow night at 9pm on Bravo, Top Chefs - apparently in DC - will prepare a school lunch while working with Sam Kass, chef at the White House and presumably on board with Michelle Obama's efforts to reduce childhood obesity. Their challenge? Make lunch with just $2.68 per meal -- the amount of the federal reimbursement for a child receiving a free school lunch. And it is a challenge. First of all, at our school, most kids pay just $2.25 with only a $.25 federal reimbursement -- plus commodity foods. Second, the $2.68 has to pay the whole bill for running a school lunch room include all overhead - salaries, health care, equipment, food - everything. In most schools and ours is no exception, you have less than $1 to spend on food. Try making a hot, healthy meal with that.

Read this post at BetterDCSchoolFood for more details:

Then, call Congress and tell them to provide more money for school lunch.

Enjoy the show,

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