Rules keep Chicago schools' garden harvests off lunch menus

10/21/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago students learn about nutrition by growing school vegetable gardens but don't reap the physical benefits because district rules prohibit using the food in lunch programs. The district touts its use of local foods and studies say children accept vegetables better if they help grow them, but the produce would have to meet certified growing practices to be eligible for lunchroom use.

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