Bishop says when the Healthy Schools Campaign first began calling for reforms to nutrition in schools, the reaction from lawmakers and school administrators was not always positive. "We got a lot of pushback," he says. But now, Bishop says, people are more open to ideas on how to improve student nutrition.
"What we've done in Chicago really is the on-the-ground embodiment of what Michelle Obama is talking about—in trying to get school food reform, in trying to engage teachers and students and parents and community members to prioritize students' health."
Here, students from Tilden share their story and insight on school food with reporters.