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Blissful September, TLTers!

Everybody’s kiddos must be again to highschool by now, and I’m devoting right this moment’s submit to a bunch of college meals information objects I’ve been accumulating over the previous few weeks.

A Incredible Faculty Meals Roundtable Dialogue

Civil Eats, the superb meals coverage every day, has been celebrating its 10th anniversary this yr with a sequence of roundtable discussions on subjects starting from meals security to farm labor practices. At present, it shares the transcript of its faculty 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 School sociology professor who wrote Free for All: Fixing Faculty Meals in America (the very e book that impressed me to begin The Lunch Tray in 2010!); Betti Wiggins, the progressive faculty vitamin director who reformed Detroit’s faculty meals and the way is now working in my very own district, Houston ISD; and Homosexual Anderson, president of the Faculty Diet Affiliation (SNA) and the college vitamin director on the Brandon Valley Faculty District in South Dakota.

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

Extra Faculty Meals Information

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

  • A Reuters replace on the 2 lawsuits pending in federal court docket difficult the Trump administration’s faculty vitamin roll-backs.  [Up to date  9/10 so as to add: 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 Training Affiliation, have additionally filed an amicus transient in help of the plaintiffs in one of many two federal lawsuits towards the USDA.]
  • An necessary—and troubling—Washington Publish 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 adjusting meals coverage. (The author apparently has a complete e book on this subject popping out in November, for many who are thinking about studying extra.)
  • A Boston Globe story from August, exploring the thought of common faculty meals to stop lunch shaming (I’m quoted.)
  • Grants are actually out there for varsity districts thinking about collaborating within the Chef Ann Basis’s intensive, three-year “Get Colleges Cooking” coaching.
  • An inspiring brief video I just lately got here throughout, created by the Tufts Friedman Faculty of Diet Science and Coverage, reminding all of us that the Well being, Starvation-Free Children Act was a massively necessary achievement for America’s kids—and one which have to be preserved.

Assist With Lunch Field-Packing

Lastly, for these of you who are actually looking at 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 out with some inspiration to get you going:


Comply with TLT on Fb, Twitter and Instagram, subscribe to Lunch Tray posts, and obtain my FREE 50-page information, “Easy methods to Get Junk Meals Out of Your Baby’s Classroom.” You can even now pre-order my new e book Child Meals: The Problem of Feeding Kids in a Extremely Processed World —popping out this fall!

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