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School Lunch

Produced by Monica Rogozinski

When Michele Obama challenged American schools to create healthy cafeteria recipes for a national competition, many Philadelphians sprang into action. This month's Art of Food segment chronicles the coming together of numerous forces, including a chef (Daniel McLaughlin), a non-profit (AUNI, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative), and the Philly children and teens who participate in AUNI's cooking clubs, to create a delicious and healthy menu that any school would be proud to serve. Meg Ferrigno, the Nutrition Education Coordinator for AUNI, takes Friday Arts behind the scenes of the cooking clubs, and Chef Daniel shows us what it takes to lead a group of students and volunteers in cooking and serving healthy food for hundreds of kids during the time-crunch of a school lunch hour. We also watch as the new recipes are unveiled at a ceremony in front of local VIPs, including Iron Chef Jose Garces, and shared with the diverse and enthusiastic children of Drew Elementary School.

Tasty Extras:

Nutrition's Most Wanted  |  Produced by Monica Rogozinski
Watch Jean-Jacques Gabriel talk about his work as Nutrition Education Coordinator for UNI's Youth Development Program called "Nutrition's Most Wanted."

Fast Food

Daily Nutritional Requirements for youth ages 9-13 (female-male)

Calories: 1,600-1,800
Total Fat: 25-35 g
Cholesterol: < 300 mg
Sodium: < 2,200 mg
Total Carbs: 130 g
Dietary Fiber: 22-25 g
Protein: 10-30 g

Make Your Own Burrito

Nutritional Information for 1 serving
Calories: 445
Total Fat: 7.3 g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Sodium: 879 mg
Total Carbs: 76.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 13.4 g
Protein: 20 g

Taco Bell Burrito (Fresco Bean-Grilled Beef)

Nutritional Information for 1 serving
Calories: 350-700
Total Fat: 8-30G
Cholesterol: 0-60mg
Sodium: 1170-1930 mg
Total Carbs: 56-80 g
Dietary Fiber: 12-13 g
Protein: 13-27 g

McDonald's Big Mac

Nutritional Information for 1 serving
Calories: 540
Total Fat: 29 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 1040 mg
Total Carbs: 45 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 25 g