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Monday, August 23, 2010

Being the Crazy One Pays Off. Sometimes.

While I continue to work on my deadline and download/upload photos behind the scenes, here's a little update on our local initiative to get healthier food into the schools.

A bit of background before I link you out to a newspaper story: The school in the story, Brush Creek Elementary, is the boys' school. Kelly Liken, the chef in the story and contestant on this season's Top Chef, has a restaurant up valley and lives in our neighborhood.

Obviously, I'm very excited about the outcome of years and years of meeting with the school district personnel. The real hero behind all of this is my sister, Tara (and her friends), who started this initiative when my nephew was in kindergarten. He starts middle school a week from today. Better late than never. Of course, this trial program at our school is only planned for the elementary schools at this point.

Ah well, this year the elementary schools, next year, the world. I'd better sharpen my vegetable peeler.

Read on.

4 comments:

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Oh, I think I'm moving to your school district!

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I'd like to grow my own pizza toppings :)
lMnop

Joanne said...

Need to hear more about this...even if I don't have kids

in a world surrounded by men said...

Do they grow oreos?

Just wondering.