School Lunch Special (with Cory Schreiber and other Farm-to-School Advocates)
- Deborah Lehmann, editor of the wonky and widely-read School Lunch Talk blog (www.schoolfoodpolicy.com/). She described the prevalence of unhealthy, corn-focused school menus and the issues surrounding the pending reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, which funds free-and-reduced meals for low-income students.
- Slow Food Portland chair Amanda Peden on the Time for Lunch campaign to push for healthier, more home-cooked and locally-sourced school meals. You can join Slow Food USA for any donation amount through October.
- In-studio guest Cory Schreiber, the former chef of Portland’s Wildwood Restaurant. He'll tempt us with fall recipes from his new cookbook, Rustic Fruit Desserts.
- Then Schreiber stayed on to discuss the challenges of getting local food into cafeterias. He recently stepped down from his role as farm-to-school coordinator for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
- Finally, producer Brian Kimmel called in with news of his Oregon-focused local food documentary, Ingredients, which will premier at the Bagdad Theater Sept. 25-27. The film highlights Schreiber's work with students at Sauvie Island Farms.