The core of Chef Tony Geraci's approach to school food is an unshakable belief in the power of students.
The power of students to talk about food. To understand food. To come up with plans for better food.
The power of students to read and understand labels. To know what whole grains are. To wonder why the apples they drive by on the way to school aren't the apples they're served in the cafeteria.
In his travels to Prince Edward Island schools this week, that's the message Tony's been delivering to students: you have the power to change school food.
So far Tony's visited Kinkora Regional High School, where he talked to a group of engaged students about how they're growing food on school property, and cooking it up to serve to their peers.