Students start culinary program to better school lunch

Teachers at The REAL School, a public alternative and special education school in Falmouth, started an agriculture and culinary arts program this past year, utilizing adventure- and project-based service learning practices to enhance the school lunch program with locally grown produce. This brief video by Wisconsin PBS documents the school’s approach and the inspirational results.

The REAL School serves students in grades 7-12 whose needs have not been met in traditional school programs and whose strengths have not yet been reflected in their school performance. Students are active partners in the development and care of a school culture that supports all members. The REAL School recognizes that all learners have important and individual strengths, which are leveraged as catalysts for positive change and growth across social, emotional, behavioral and academic goals.

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