My latest project is connecting groups in the community that are interested in school food....As many of you old timers know this is a personal agenda that I've held near and dear to my heart for years. So now I'm looking at a systemic change. I've got connections with University dieticans, chefs, architecs, farmers/store owners, other food groups, schools......So now the plan is to gather up these groups and find out what each is doing. I have a good idea but wanna hear it in detail and directly. Looking for a pilot school that has a kitchen, someone in the kitchen that can cook with raw ingrediants, staff support. In exchange we can provide a balanced, low cost (as in the same cost as already provided), supplimented products from a grocery, recipes (chefs that will teach staff to make), Rd's to put the stamp of good housekeeping and do research on the changes in diet. I wanna see "Whole children". Get back to why are children in school and what are we teaching them? I think parents/taxpayers are the bottom line. Teaching them that there is a viable option to brown and neon foods that their children will indeed eat and flourish..... A friend of mine is now in Guatamale teaching at a Green arch. conference.....he's consulted in Ca. at headstarts, getting in local farm foods and developing green schools. (environmentally friendly). So.....I wanna know of other communities that have made headway and are providing a fiscally viable alternative to "junk lunches". What do you guys know?