Transforming School Lunch and Changing Lives

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.