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Blissful September, TLTers!

Everybody’s kiddos must be again to highschool by now, and I’m devoting at the moment’s put up to a bunch of college meals information gadgets I’ve been gathering over the previous few weeks.

A Unbelievable College Meals Roundtable Dialogue

Civil Eats, the superb meals coverage each day, has been celebrating its 10th anniversary this 12 months with a sequence of roundtable discussions on subjects starting from meals security to farm labor practices. At this time, it shares the transcript of its college meals roundtable, and I used to be honored to be a part of the dialogue.

I used to be joined in dialog by Janet Poppendieck, the Hunter Faculty sociology professor who wrote Free for All: Fixing College Meals in America (the very e book that impressed me to start out The Lunch Tray in 2010!); Betti Wiggins, the progressive college vitamin director who reformed Detroit’s college meals and the way is now working in my very own district, Houston ISD; and Homosexual Anderson, president of the College Diet Affiliation (SNA) and the varsity vitamin director on the Brandon Valley College District in South Dakota.

It was really thrilling to have the ability to take part in this sort of free-wheeling dialog with three girls I so significantly admire, and due to the editors of Civil Eats for giving me the chance!

Extra College Meals Information

And now listed here are different college food-related information gadgets I’ve wished to share with you:

  • A Reuters replace on the 2 lawsuits pending in federal court docket difficult the Trump administration’s college vitamin roll-backs.  [Up to date  9/10 so as to add: Quite a lot of main public well being and different organizations, together with the American Coronary heart Affiliation, American Public Well being Affiliation, FoodCorps, MomsRising, and Nationwide Schooling Affiliation, have additionally filed an amicus temporary in help of the plaintiffs in one of many two federal lawsuits towards the USDA.]
  • An vital—and troubling—Washington Put up article about how ridiculously brief lunch durations are harming children.
  • A bit within the Guardian arguing that faculty cafeterias must be on the frontlines of fixing meals coverage. (The author apparently has a whole e book on this matter popping out in November, for many who are all for studying extra.)
  • A Boston Globe story from August, exploring the thought of common college meals to forestall lunch shaming (I’m quoted.)
  • Grants at the moment are out there for college districts all for collaborating within the Chef Ann Basis’s intensive, three-year “Get Faculties Cooking” coaching.
  • An inspiring brief video I not too long ago got here throughout, created by the Tufts Friedman College of Diet Science and Coverage, reminding all of us that the Well being, Starvation-Free Youngsters Act was a massively vital achievement for America’s youngsters—and one which should be preserved.

Assist With Lunch Field-Packing

Lastly, for these of you who at the moment are observing an empty lunch field every morning and already really feel out of concepts (not gonna lie: I actually don’t miss these days!), I’ll log off with some inspiration to get you going:


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