Aloha! Hawaii School Lunches Made from Scratch

School lunches, served daily to millions of children across the nation, are a nutritional mess. What can you expect from a meal that must cost less than $2 per child? Subsidized by the USDA through surplus agricultural commodities and extensively processed to lower costs and extend shelf-life and transportability, these lunches must improve. They have become a focal point in the war against obesity.

Now some good news from Hawaii:
Starting in August, 15 entrees in the 25-day monthly menu cycle will be made from scratch in Hawaii public schools, where 100,000 meals are served daily in the nation’s 10th largest school system and the only statewide district in the country. read more…