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Change on the Menu at Some D.C. Schools

Taste, quality & nutrition will improve

Monday, Sep 13, 2010  |  Updated 1:14 PM EDT
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Change on the Menu at Some D.C. Schools

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Food for thought for students at some D.C. schools: Change is on the lunch menu. 

Fourteen schools will be part of a pilot program designed to bring fresh and local food to student lunch tables.

Officials said the changes will dramatically improve the taste, quality and nutrition of meals.

Two vendors were selected during a competition that included taste tests with students and school staff.

Revolution Foods will provide fresh portable meals to seven schools, while D.C. Central Kitchen will provide meals made from scratch to seven schools.

All other schools will be served by the current lunch provider, Chartwells-Thompson.

The schools serving the lunches from scratch are: Kelly Miller Middle School, Thomas Elementary School, Burrville Elementary School, Aiton Elementary School, Kenilworth Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School and Prospect Learning Center.

The schools serving the fresh, portable meals are Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, Hearst Elementary School, Anacostia High School, Eastern High School, Johnson Middle School, Peabody Elementary School and Woodrow Wilson High School.

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