Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. Although it's been around since 1883, this private school entered the public consciousness in November 2008, with the election of President Barack Obama. When the Obamas announced their two daughters would attend Sidwell Friends, the world got a look inside the school.
The cafeteria emphasizes local vendors, as well as organic and fair-trade ingredients. It strives for a seasonable approach to meal planning to ensure the freshest ingredients are always available. Food waste becomes compost, which is then used to fertilize school gardens.