Massachusetts Teachers Association http://wamc.org en Officials Promote Initiative To Put Locally Grown Foods In School Cafeterias http://wamc.org/post/officials-promote-initiative-put-locally-grown-foods-school-cafeterias <p>A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited a western Massachusetts school today to highlight a growing initiative that is giving more than half-a-million children across the county access to locally grown food.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> On the lunch menu Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton was chili with brown rice, or a chicken patty on a whole wheat roll.&nbsp;&nbsp; At the end of the cafeteria line children could help themselves to corn, green beans and sliced oranges.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78233 at http://wamc.org Officials Promote Initiative To Put Locally Grown Foods In School Cafeterias Education Groups Petition Senator Warren to Support Head Start http://wamc.org/post/education-groups-petition-senator-warren-support-head-start <p>While many kids are preparing for the start of the school, federal budget cuts are leaving some in Massachusetts unsure about what the school year holds.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72054 at http://wamc.org Education Groups Petition Senator Warren to Support Head Start