07/22/2010 08:19 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cathal Armstrong: Tyler Elementary Cafeteria Revolutionized By DC Chefs And Parents

A group of prominent Washington, D.C.-area restaurant chefs has volunteered to introduce a novel concept in school-food service to one Capitol Hill elementary school: collaborating with parents to take over kitchen operations on a nonprofit basis, replacing the prepackaged, reheated factory meals that Tyler Elementary kids currently eat with food cooked from scratch, served on real plates with real cutlery.

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