After more than a decade with the same lunch provider, Chicago Public Schools hired a new catering company, Aramark, to produce its school food this year.The new caterer promised to boost sales, make tastier food and even serve up organic salad every day.
A look at the new school breakfast and lunch menus for Chicago Public Schools. The district awarded a $100 million contract to Philadelphia-based Aramark last spring to serve meals in more than 600 schools.
Chicago schools are serving more healthy food than they were a couple years ago, but many kitchen workers seem to think the district still has a long way to go.For the 2010-11 school year, Chicago Public Schools switched to menus with more whole grains, a wider array of vegetables, and less sodium,
As parents, policy makers and educators in Chicago debate such issues as improving teacher quality and lengthening public school days, another battle has been brewing over what’s on students’ cafeteria plates.Those battles have included debates over implementing a new free breakfast in the classroom