Seven Generations Ahead Moves Forward With Healthy Lunches in Oak Park

April 10, 2007

by Jean Saunders, HSC School Wellness Director

Congratulations to our colleagues at Seven Generations Ahead! As a result of SGA’s collaborative work with parent-teacher organizations, food service directors and the school district superintendent, Oak Park (Ill.) School District 97 has adopted a healthy lunch program for all of its 10 schools.

The new lunch program will include a brand new daily menu, inspired by SGA’s Fresh from the Farm lunches that were piloted at several schools starting three years ago. The Oak Park program is slated to begin in September 2007.

Seven Generations Ahead is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to build ecologically sustainable and healthy communities. SGA’s Fresh from the Farm program is one of a growing number of “farm-to-school” programs across the country reconnecting children and adults to healthy eating and the source of their food.

Believe Chicago has more about how Seven Generations Ahead has achieved success with school lunch reform.