Students at Madera and Peres Elementary Schools enjoyed Better Burgers during a Conscious Kitchen demo project last winter. A pilot project for organic school meals has just been approved for the coming school year.

 

We’re delighted to update our current-issue story about The Conscious Kitchen, a group that’s working to improve taste and nutrition in school lunches. Conscious Kitchen recently got the go-ahead from the West Contra Costa County USD School Board for a pilot project at Peres and Madera Elementary Schools. Fundraising for the project has begun, with the goal of serving fresh, organic meals in both school lunchrooms starting this fall. During a demo week last winter, students in both schools gave the Better Burgers a big thumbs up. Get the recipe here.

Photo: Carmen Silva