Beginning this year, the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires schools across the country to serve meals with more fresh fruits, more vegetables and whole grains, while reducing sodium and fat. It's estimated that 60 percent of California schools fall short of meeting the new regulations.
The latest multimedia documentary from Capital Public Radio explores schools around our region that are creating new menus, juggling budgets and cooking up innovative ways to convince kids to eat their vegetables. It's a tall order, with cultural, bureaucratic and historical hurdles.
August 29, 2017