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Transforming School Lunch and Changing Lives

Friday, September 05, 2014

Chef Tony Geraci, who's featured in the documentary 'Cafeteria Man,' about his transformation of the school lunch program in Baltimore. Chef Tony Geraci, who's featured in the documentary "Cafeteria Man," about his transformation of the school lunch program in Baltimore. (PBS/PBS)

Tony Geraci talks about how he transformed school cafeteria menus and school lunch programs in two major American cities—first Baltimore and then in Memphis. He sourced fresh, healthy foods from local farmers, used city land to start student-run farms, created menus with students, and expanded participation in school meals programs by adding breakfast and supper programs. He's done all of this for less money than the districts had been paying to buy processed foods from national providers. Geraci is featured in the documentary “Cafeteria Man,” which airs September 13 on WNET.

 

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Comments [3]

MermaidD from Chelsea, NY

Really enjoyed the interview this afternoon. Tony Geraci is a real dynamo!
Can't wait to view the film. Wish it had a better time slot here in NYC.

I shared the link above, as well as the link to the film with my sister who runs a school cafeteria in Vermont.

Sep. 05 2014 07:18 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Now that there is yet more evidence that fat isn't as bad for us - compared to refined carbohydrates; shouldn't whole milk, cheese, and butter be re-introduced to school menus?

Sep. 05 2014 12:57 PM

This guys is a HERO!!

Thanks for having him on!

Sep. 05 2014 12:57 PM

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