Inside School Food
About This Show
Mondays at 11:00AM EST The theme song for Inside School Food is "Numb" by Takstar Looking for an â€œinside viewâ€ of K-12 food service? Youâ€™ve come to the right place. Join us for a weekly tour of whatâ€™s happening in the trenches, with some of the most progressive and effective people working in school food as your guides. Guests from all over the nation explore topics across a spectrum of concerns: coping with regulation, relieving hunger, meeting sustainability goals, and creating kid-friendly menus that are fresh, healthy, delicious, and affordable. Laura Stanley knows first hand how effective the food service industry can be in catalyzing reforms that are good for people and the environment. For twenty years, her work as a journalist and project designer has supported pioneers across the restaurant and institutional food supply chain who are blazing new trails in pursuit of a healthier and more sustainable, just, and humane food system.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 70: Remembering Philando Castile
7 days ago
On July 6, 2016, the school nutrition community suffered the tragic loss of one of its own when Philando Castile was shot by police during a routine traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Philando—a.k.a. "Mr. Phil" and "Mr. Rogers with dreadlocks"—was the beloved 32-year-old cafeteria supervisor for the J.J. Hill Montessori School in Saint Paul. In this special episode, produced in collaboration with Saint Paul Public Schools, we hear about Philando from his colleagues and his mother, Valerie Castile. They join us in mourning, and in celebration of a life well lived and a job well done.
Image: Student letter posted outside J.J. Montessori School, Saint Paul: "This year I was going to give you a gift but then you dided but Im giving you a gift anyway! You hade the biggest heart ever I rilly miss you. I rilly rilly miss you Your the best lunch man we ever could have I wish you were alive. You have Rainbows in your heart!"