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David Binkle, LAUSD Deputy Director Discusses New Meal Program Hits and Misses Thursday, January 26th at 4:00 pm PST on Smart Health Talk Radio Show

What if you were given the task of feeding all of the people in the state of Vermont five days a week, and had to deliver the meals to 1,200 locations within the geographical area about half the size of the state of Rhode Island, where would you start? Add to that price constraints, USDA guidelines, and a demand to serve healthy meals. Dennis Barrett, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Foodservice Director and David Binkle, Deputy Director know just what that is like since they deliver over 650,000 meals each day within a 700 mile area. That adds up to about 123 million meals a year. To complicate things further, half the campuses don’t have kitchen facilities to store food let alone prepare meals.