Wednesday, February 07, 2007

DC school cafeterias are the second worst in the nation

Apparently not content with ranking near the bottom of the country in academic performance the District also ranks near the bottom when it comes to the cleanliness of its cafeterias.
Schools in Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Conn., are among those lagging in keeping up with safety inspections and cleanliness reporting for student cafeterias, concludes a report issued by a watchdog group Tuesday.

But Forth Worth, Texas, and four other school districts passed the group's test with the best overall scores.

The report did not measure actual food safety practices in cafeterias or count the number of disease outbreaks from contaminated food.

But it found that low-performing districts generally don't comply with federal laws requiring school cafeterias to be inspected at least twice per year; they were also cited for frequent violations of safety standards and for not making their results easily accessible to the public.

2 comments:

maricar said...

What a bad news! I think the faculty in this school should be aware on this including teacher and students. This still has a cure!

prolificwriter said...

It is interesting that we have to worry about the type of food children eat. This is a clear obstacle to learning. And to think I have been working on my site http://teachtopia.com Field Trip Finder all day during my summer break(which is not a necessity compared to food) for Parents and Teachers when some schools have a hard time providing decent meals.