Chicago Public Schools Largest District to Serve Chicken Raised without Antibiotics

3 Jan

http://www.saveantibiotics.org/CPS.html

School Food FOCUS and Pew Empower Nation’s School Districts to Follow Suit

Chicago Public Schools Lunch
NOV 1, 2011 – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today began serving local chicken raised without antibiotics to students in 473 schools. This development comes on the heels of a fresh chicken purchase direct from the USDA earlier this fall. The district’s new scratch-cooked chicken program includes about 1.2 million pounds from Amish farms that do not use antibiotics, for a total of about two million pounds of fresh chicken in the 2011-12 school year. Students will be offered bone-in chicken two to three times each month … Read full statement

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    • Call your principal, your representatives on the school board, and your school superintendent.  Tell them that you want what Chicago’s students have: meat raised without the routine use of antibiotics. Click here to download a letter that you can send telling them what steps they can take to protect our children’s health.
    • Article: Amish-raised chicken on CPS lunch menu – The Chicago Tribune – November 1, 2011

 

 

 

 

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