I was on vacation when Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution came on TV, and I just watched the first episode this week. I bet most of you are watching it, but if not, I highly recommend it. As someone who works in a school kitchen, I am blown away that the challenges of improving school lunch featured on Jamie’s show are very similar to that my school, even though I work for a small, independent private school. I bet it’s similar to most schools across America.
I recognize the school freezer packed to gills with boxes of precooked foods like chicken nuggets. I also recognize the attitude from lunch ladies, the resistance to change, and the skepticism of bringing in fresh food to replace precooked, processed foods.
For those of you who haven't seen the inside of a school kitchen, here's your chance.