You may or may not be familiar with Alice Waters who is a powerhouse in the food industry and particularly with her work in schools in California. She has been working with schools to create gardens where kids can learn about food, how it grows and try it for themselves. Just as importantly, she has given many opinions on how food should and shouldn’t be served and enjoyed.
I have been following her recipes and reading her books for a while now and I had heard that she was working with the Larchmont Charter Schools here in LA. But didn’t realize until recently that a woman I know (I babysit her two adorable sons sometimes), the talented writer Hilary MacGregor, was a founder of one of the charter schools and was writing an article about the whole experience.
Since I found out, I have been waiting anxiously to read it and she just sent me an email that it is in this month’s issue of LA Magazine. It is a wonderful, funny and realistic recounting of the experience of having the edible schoolyard. Since I am not a parent myself, it is much easier to read Alice Water’s principles and sing the praises of them. Hilary really brings it down to the practicality of day to day and the transformation that is required, and possible.
I thought you all might enjoy reading it. Here is the link:
And Hilary also suggested reading this article where other foodies discuss how to get your kids to eat better: