"Nourish the nation one tray at a time"

OneTray.org has two new videos promoting healthy school lunches. Click through to watch “Lunch Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Priceless.”

The goal is to raise awareness of Farm to School programs for the upcoming reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act by depicting the cafeteria tray as the centerpiece for a reformed school food system that supports healthy children, local farms and smart schools. Learn more.

Everyone’s seen those “priceless” MasterCard ads, but how many of you are old enough to remember the Richard Dreyfuss mashed potato scene in Close Encounters?

I’m relieved my first-grader is too picky to want to eat the school lunches (except one or twice a month when they serve pancakes or waffles). I would rather pack a lunch for him anyway.

Iowa needs to invest more in getting locally produced foods in school lunches. The Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls has a good pilot program going this year.

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