Students in Chugiak ProStart class prepare Alaska grown produce for students to sample
IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT childhood obesity, sooner or later, the topic of school lunches seems to come up. School lunches are designed to meet federal nutrition guidelines, but plenty of parents consider them far from healthy. Lots of the ingredients are shipped, pre-processed, from the Lower 48. Across the state, efforts are underway to try to get more fresh, local food incorporated into school lunches – to up the health value, the taste – and the market for local food producers.
KTD contributor Jessica Cochran has more.
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