Bad school lunches are under attack all across the U.S. In Baltimore, the attack is being led by school system’s food-service director, Chef Tony Geraci. Profiled in The Atlantic, Geraci, who has been in his job for just about a year, is making big changes for not so big money.
What’s he done?
- He changed out the food in the vending machines in the high schools. He got rid of the “crap food” and filled the machines with food that meets the school’s wellness policy nutritional requirements.
- He gets local produce for the schools for less money than commodity foods. Local producers sell him fresh fruit like peaches for less than the cans of fruit in syrup cost.
- He turned an old, empty orphanage into an organic farm run by school children.
You can see Geraci at work in this YouTube video done by Two Angry Moms.