Find out how Rome’s education department transformed school meals The city of Rome is famous for many things, but not for its school dinners. But it should be – they’re amongst the best in Europe. Each day every one one of its 160,000 pupils is served a freshly cooked, locally sourced and mainly organic three course meal. But it hasn’t always been like this – a decade ago there were protests because the food was so bad.
In three schools around Rome we talk to pupils, teachers, parents and chefs, plus Silvana Sari of Rome’s education department, who explains how Rome’s school dinners were transformed.