SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Some Chicago high school students are being recognized for their efforts to make school lunches healthier and tastier.
Four students from George Washington High School in the East Side neighborhood served up their award-winning Cajun chicken lettuce wraps Wednesday at the Illinois State Board of Education’s monthly meeting in Springfield.
The meal also included roasted corn relish and peach and yogurt pizza.
State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith congratulated them and said he wished his school lunches had been that delicious.
The students are enrolled in Chicago Public School’s culinary program. Their winning dish from an October healthy food contest will likely be added to the regular school lunch rotation.