Pilot Program Introduces Fresh Cooked Foods At Boston Schools

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- When students walk into the Bradley Elementary School in East Boston this week, they will be greeted with the aroma of a freshly cooked meal from a newly outfitted kitchen.

The school is part of a pilot program called My Way Cafe program a new initiative by Boston Public Schools, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Shah Foundation.

Executive Director of Food and Nutritional Service for  Boston Public  Schools Laura Benavidez says it changes the way students view their meals and nutrition in general. 

"They are hearing how the food being prepared, they're smelling it. They're able to look and decide and it's creating that open healthy environment where they're exposed to making their own choices but also being able to enjoy their meal,  which is really what it's all about," she said. 

By this fall the program will have brought new or renovated kitchens to 30 schools across Boston.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Kendall Buhl reports.

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