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Transforming School Food in Baltimore

Baltimore’s City Paper featured a story in its latest edition on efforts underway to transform the city’s school lunch program. The article includes interviews with Antonia Demas, visiting professor at the Center for a Livable Future, and CLF’s Anne Palmer, program director for Eating for the Future.

Demas’ Food Is Elementary nutrition education program is used as a model at one of Baltimore’s city schools, Hampstead Hill Academy, where Food for Life Teacher, Ariel Demas (who happens to be Professor Demas’ daughter) instructs students on raising fresh produce in a garden on the school grounds, then shows them how to prepare the vegetables in a fully-equipped classroom kitchen. The article also features interviews with CLF’s Anne Palmer and Toniy Geraci, Baltimore’s City School’s director for food and nutrition, as well as school principal Matt Hornbeck, who was instrumental in getting the school garden off the ground.

An in-depth article on Dr. Demas’ Food is Elementary nutrition program can be found in the Notes From the Field page on CLF’s web site.