D.C. Schools Recognized For Healthy Meals | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Schools Recognized For Healthy Meals

Play associated audio

A national doctors' group is giving school lunches in the District a grade of "A+."

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has given D.C. schools one of its Golden Carrot Awards, which go to districts that offer healthy lunches and get children to actually eat them.

Jeffrey Mills, the food service director at D.C. public schools, says this year they made several changes to their menus, including cutting flavored milk and making sure 20 percent of all food served comes from local sources.

"Last year, it was basically a heat-and-serve model. It was a lot of processed frozen foods. It was...basically un-thawed or a bag was cut open and heated up. This year, there are some minimally processed foods, but mostly it is unprocessed," Mills says.

Meanwhile, school leaders in neighboring Montgomery County, Md., will learn later today whether their district will receive the Broad Prize For Urban Education. The $2-million prize is the largest education award in the country given to school districts.

NPR

'Halt And Catch Fire' Explores What It Was Like For Women In '80s Tech

Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she's more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a "damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams."
WAMU 88.5

To Help Fight World Hunger, You Can Overeat At José Andrés' 'Dine-N-Dash'

On June 9, 17 restaurants in Penn Quarter will take part in the Dine-N-Dash, an event to help José Andrés' nonprofit World Central Kitchen fight hunger across the globe.
NPR

Administration Announces Controversial Plan To Protect Sage Grouse

The Interior Department plans to conserve millions of acres of habitat for the greater sage grouse in 10 states. The move limits areas where petroleum and agriculture development can take place.
NPR

New Season Of 'Halt And Catch Fire' Is A Welcomed Upgrade

AMC's show Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the dawn of the PC-era at a time when companies like Texas Instruments dominated the Silicon Prairie. The second season debuts Sunday.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.