Calling Chicago Parents - Help Improve CPS School Lunches

Written by: Rosa Ramirez

Calling all Chicago parents!  Would you like to help improve the Chicago Public Schools school lunch program? Would you like to help shape what food is available for lunch at your child’s school? Have you wondered who decides what is on the menu and how school lunches are prepared? Are you concerned about the amount of waste generated during the lunch period?

If so, this opportunity is for you. 

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is forming a Parent School Food Advisory Group and is seeking thoughtful parents and guardians to join the group.   A key goal for this group is to involve parents in efforts to provide nutritious and appealing meals in all schools each day.

At Healthy Schools Campaign, we believe it is critical for parents who care about school wellness and healthy school food to lend their voices to the dialogue about the CPS school food program.

We encourage you to apply today to be a part of the CPS Parent School Food Advisory Group.  In terms of time commitment, participants are asked to attend one to three meetings during the school year, and will need to be available to attend the first meeting on Wednesday, January 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the application online at  The application deadline is January 9, 2013. For more information, please contact Nadia Sulayman, CPS School Wellness Specialist, at

Photo credit - via Healthy Schools Campaign.  A student at McAuliffe school enjoys fresh vegetables at the school salad bar. Being part of the new parent advisory group is an opportunity to raise your voice about the importance of healthy school lunches at all Chicago schools.


Posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM