Alaska schools add locally caught fish to lunch menus

The Fish to Schools project started three years ago and is growing statewide.

ALASKA—A month ago I would have been afraid to ask the question, "What are Alaska kids eating for school lunch these days?" But now I know the answer can contain inspiration and collaboration.

In communities from Unalaska to Dillingham, it's increasingly the case that wild-caught Alaska fish is what's for lunch.

From teriyaki coho served over rice to yellow-eye rockfish tacos, the Fish to Schools project is gathering momentum statewide. The project was started by the nonprofit organization Sitka Conservation Society three years ago after attendees at the 2010 Sitka Health Summit identified serving local seafood in schools as a community priority.

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