Ethnic food may be off the menu in Roman schools

Ethnic menus in public schools are scheduled to be re-evaluated, and replaced with Italian regional dishes as well as typical Mediterranean cuisine said Laura Marsillo, city councilor for schools in Rome. Also on the agenda, are plans to re-evaluate centers where parents of immigrant children and their relatives are taught Italian laws, computer classes, and the Italian language — all under examination concerning their effectiveness for integration. The plans appear to be part of the latest gestures by the country’s new centre-right government to target multiculturalism in Italy.