Checking in With Harlem's Promise Academy
A few months ago we blogged about Harlem's Promise Academy, a rare public school where nutritious school lunches are the rule.
The Associated Press recently checked in with the school with no fried foods or desserts, and found reason for optimism:
Sixth-grader Falilou Barry wouldn't eat red cabbage the last time it was served because "it looked purple." But next time, he said, "I'm hoping to taste it."
Tiffany Vargas, a seventh-grader, said she has learned to like foods including zucchini, vegetable lasagna and, yes, cabbage.
"There's a lot of things you don't like," she said, "but it's better to try than to just say forget about it."