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Baltimore City School System First in Nation To Observe Meatless Monday

According to the Baltimore Sun, a radical thing appeared at Hampstead Hill Academy yesterday -Cheese Lasagna.  Ok, so who hasn’t had cheese lasagna, but that is not the point.  The animaless dish signified the first of many Meatless Monday meals to be served henceforth in Baltimore City schools.

“They’re the only school district we know of,” said Ralph Loglisci, director of the Healthy Monday Project at Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future.

This program is just part of a master plan created by Tony Geraci, the system’s director of food and nutrition, to make school lunches more nutritious.  Earlier this year Tony Geraci with Great Kids Farm Supervisor Greg Strella welcomed the first group of Baltimore students to the newly installed organic farm.  The farm will be used  for vocational training and organic food production for Baltimore City Schools.

Next on Geraci’s list is installing a fish farm at the Great Kids Farm site and, as the Sun article states, he hopes to have tilapia there by winter.  “Our plan,” say Geraci, “is to get away from those frozen, nasty pre-plate meals by January.”

For the full article in the Baltimore Sun, CLICK HERE.