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When pizza is on the menu at the Burr and Burton Academy, the lunch cooks don't just reach for a couple of #10 cans of prepared pizza sauce. No way. The red sauce at B and B is house-made with slow-cooked onions and plenty of fresh herbs and garlic. Even though this is a high-volume high school cafeteria, chef/manager Charlie Robbins and his student assistants would never think of cutting corners. For 17 years, Chef Robbins has been making sure that students and staff at this Manchester, Vermont, school can enjoy real food at lunchtime. "We keep processed foods to a minimum here," says Robbins. "The soups are made from scratch: carrot/ginger bisque and Southwest chicken tortilla are two...
Mrs. Obama is a strong advocate for healthy lifestyle habits, especially for children. In addition to the vegetable garden, she’s hula hooped to promote exercise and appeared on Sesame Street to teach kids about farming basics. Tours of the The WHOFarm are available to elementary, middle and high school students in the Washington DC area, free of charge. Regional News Oct. 28: The historic building housing Leunig's Bistro on Church Street in Burlington, VT, will install solar panels in early 2010. Seven Days Oct. 31: More details emerge on the shutdown of a Grand Isle, VT, slaughterhouse. WCAX Oct. 31: Cabot Creamery in Cabot, VT, gave open farm tours for the first time to raise awareness...