Tuesday: Goodbye Questionable School Lunches, Hello Tasty And Nutritious Meals? | St. Louis Public Radio

Tuesday: Goodbye Questionable School Lunches, Hello Tasty And Nutritious Meals?

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This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

This week nearly 6,000 school nutrition professionals from across the country have gathered in St. Louis to participate in a three-day conference that focuses on innovation in foods, beverages and tools for school cafeterias. 

As part of the School Nutrition Association’s 73rd Annual National Conference, attendees will preview new kitchen equipment, menu planning, nutrition education resources and more to help serve creative nutritious lunch options for students, such as Korean barbecue tacos and yogurt dips. 

Long gone are the days of settling for a questionable spicy chicken sandwich paired with a carton of chocolate milk. On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Jim Kirchherr of the Nine Network will talk about the latest trends in school lunches and more with St. Louis Public Radio reporter Chad Davis. 

Also joining the discussion to talk about conference details are past SNA President Becky Domokos-Bays and Irene Wan, director of food services for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District.

What were your school lunches like and what changes would you like to see in the menus? Tweet us (@STLonAir), send an email to talk@stlpublicradio.org or share your thoughts via our St. Louis on the Air Facebook group, and help inform our coverage.

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