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Most schools have commercial grade kitchens. What would YOU do, or suggest, toward a solution to lunch programs/ obesity / food stamp hunger, using the school kitchen as an evening training ground?

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Most schools have commercial grade kitchens. What would YOU do, or suggest, toward a solution to lunch programs/ obesity / food stamp hunger, using the school kitchen as an evening training ground?

FoodFuser | Mar 24, 2010 06:25 PM

Our neighborhood schools have some amazing kitchen facilities, that are totally underutilized, often reduced to reheating commissary meals shipped from a central kitchen. Lots of our kids eat both breakfast and lunch at school on a subsidized basis.

But yet within each school neighborhood, there are families feeding a supper of hot dogs/mac cheese etc, or going hungry until the kids repeat the cycle at school.

Let's imagine that the schools opened at night, where parents were able to attend, at which meetings a solid approach to cooking very basic but nutritious meals could be taught. This is the core of this post.

The first thing that comes to my mind is a night of simply showing how to cook dried beans, rice, and cabbage dishes. branching soon to other non-processed foods, There are cheap ways to eat.

What would you want your neighborhood school to do, or better yet underpinned by what would you offer to contribute to the process?

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