August 31, 2009
Slow food in schools campaign

Slow food, it's not just for your favorite restaurant. At least, that's what the organizers of Slow Food USA's "Time For Lunch" campaign have to say. The Child Nutrition Act, which funds and legislates the National School Lunch Program, is up for reauthorization at the end of September. The "Time For Lunch" campaign says that schools can do better by serving foods that utilize local growers and other farm-to-table practices.

Bledsoe pork instead of mystery meat for school lunch? Sounds good by me.

To promote this slow-food in school lunches campaign, a potluck will be held on Sept. 7 at Tahoe Park (3501 59th St., Sacramento). Along with plenty of heirloom tomato dishes, the event will also include games for kids, music and speakers.

Want to participate in the potluck? RSVP here.

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