Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), National Food Day aims to bring together Americans from diverse backgrounds – parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes – to advocate for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. 

Boston Public Schools is celebrating National Food Day with a special menu at all Cafeteria Schools featuring locally grown apples, from Lanni Orchards in Lunenburg, MA, as well as locally grown butternut squash and green beans from Czajkowski Farms in Hadley, MA.  We’ll also be serving baked pollock with lemon-butter, paprika, and parsley, a chef developed recipe which was featured at our back to school training for Cafeteria Managers. 

In addition to the special lunch menu, individual Boston Public Schools are marking the day with customized celebrations including local produce sampling and school garden activities.