Grants Allow Washington State Schools To Serve Meals Made From Scratch

Grants from the Empire Health Foundation helped the Othello, Wash. and Cheney, Wash.  districts swap processed heat-and-serve menus for from-scratch cooking, according to The Spokesman Review in Spokane, Wash. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Preparing food from scratch is becoming a key aspect of improving child nutrition in schools. It is also an effective and cost efficient way to offer healthier meals that are more appreciated by students.

Kids who learn to cook from scratch will be better prepared to follow healthy lifestyles.

Food industry organizations should support these initiatives whenever and wherever possible. 12-21-11 By Elliot Maras