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Today's Lunch Menu, Courtesy of the Students at Chicago Vocational

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 30, 2008 2:30PM

2008_01_green_apple.jpgLast October the Healthy Schools Campaign hosted its "Cooking Up Change Healthy Cooking Contest" on a stormy night at Salvage One. Today, the winning entrée from students at Chicago Vocational Career Academy will be served at all high schools in the Chicago Public School system.

The dish, a vegetarian-friendly course of red beans and rice with smothered cabbage and caramelized carrots, won out over 29 other dishes (entered by fifteen schools) in the competition. According to the Healthy Schools Campaign, the dish meets the tight cost requirements and nutrition guidelines of the school system. We've come a long way since fish on Friday. Congratulations to the CVCA students.