Friday, June 19, 2015

Who likes fish & chips?

Who likes Fish & Chips? 

That's the question we posed to students at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School this past Wednesday. 

Technically, we were wondering if they liked Baked Sole with a side of Sweet Potato Fries. It turns out that many of the students LOVED the fish and chips!  Over fifty percent of the students tried it. As they tried it, we gave them stickers to reward their bravery of trying a new food!

They were also asked if they liked the fish and would eat it again. Eighty-one percent of the students surveyed would eat the fish again!

They also enjoyed sweet potatoes (not local), apples (sourced regionally from New York) and strawberries (sourced locally from Natick, MA).

This special lunch was a Local Harvest Day pilot at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School. It marks the first time that Sea to School was a focus of school lunch here in Somerville. We hope to expand this program into other schools beginning in SY2015-2016.

What is Sea to School?

The Sea to School movement focuses on supplying school cafeterias with locally and regionally sourced fish and seafood.

Through our vendor, North Coast Seafoods located in Boston, we sourced wild caught Sole, certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Content provided by Karyn Novakowski, PEP Nutrition Education Coordinator/Somerville Farm to School Project Director.

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