Tandoori Chicken with Veggies and Whole-Wheat Naan

Last December the child nutrition department at Los Angeles Unified School District sat down to draw up menus that would fit the new guidelines as proposed under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. David Binkle, deputy director of foodservice, and Mark Baida, executive chef, were part of the team that worked to draft the menus. “It’s like putting together a puzzle because of all the mandates about the amounts of items you have to include in a reimbursable meal while keeping within caloric intake ranges,” Binkle said about drafting the menus.

Here is one proposed entrée selection for the secondary schools.