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Taste test school lunch!
This fall the USDA is implementing new school lunch standards that require schools to offer fruits and vegetables every day, use more whole grains, and serve low fat milk.
So with school lunch in the spotlight, the Public Insight Network is throwing a School Lunch Potluck! Next week, we'll be cooking Beef Stroganoff, Scalloped Potatoes, Taco Pie, and all kinds of other favorites from our school years -- using real current day recipes from the USDA -- to see how much the times have changed. And we want YOU to join us in this nostalgic experiment.
Here's how it works:
1. Pick your favorite classic school meal recipe from the USDA website, or get fancy with an expanded set of recipes here. (Unless you're serving a group of 50, you'll probably have to scale the recipes down. Don't worry, the USDA has instructions on how to do that here).
2. Cook for your family, cook for your friends, gather a group of people together and host your own school lunch potluck.
3. Use the form below to report back on your meal and upload photos.
We'd be thrilled if you sent us some audio of your and your guests' reaction to the meal by clicking the SoundCloud Button below to record and upload your sound.
And even if you don't have the time or inclination to be part of our virtual potluck, please answer the first question below. We want your school lunch memories!
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