School food is key to get kids to eat healthier. Educators, administrators, and parents across the country are working to improve children's nutrition and eating habits - building school gardens, designing cooking classes, organizing farm field trips. But the fastest, most realistic way to get kids to eat better: serve school food that tastes good.
New School Cuisine is the first-ever effort by public school cooks who wrote a hands-on cookbook for their peers. It is the only cookbook that is for school cooks, by school cooks; includes only kid-tested recipes; and features local, seasonal ingredients and farm to school resources.
The book includes more than 75 recipes for school kitchens to prepare healthy, locally-sourced meals for their students. It's a practical resource for child nutrition programs: each recipe is in USDA format, yields school-sized quantities, includes a nutritional analysis and contains information on the specific food components that credit towards meeting the USDA meal pattern.
A project of Vermont Agency of Education, School Nutrition Association of Vermont, USDA, Team Nutrition, and Vermont FEED (a partnership of NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms).