Move over chicken nuggets, smoked salmon is now on the menu at some Juneau schools.
This past Wednesday, Juneau schools participated in Alaska Local Food Day. The event is intended to celebrate “local, healthy, affordable and sustainable foods,” according to a press release.
For breakfast, students had barley cereal from Delta Junction, followed by a lunch of baked Coho salmon from Taku Smokeries with carrot and cabbage coleslaw from the Mat-Su valley.
The local food is part of a long term plan to get more local foods on the trays of Juneau students, according to the release. Funding from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is going towards more of the locally produced food during the 2012-2013 school year.
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