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Joyful September, TLTers!

Everybody’s kiddos ought to be again to high school by now, and I’m devoting in the present day’s submit to a bunch of college meals information objects I’ve been amassing over the previous couple of weeks.

A Incredible College Meals Roundtable Dialogue

Civil Eats, the superb meals coverage day by day, has been celebrating its 10th anniversary this yr with a sequence of roundtable discussions on matters starting from meals security to farm labor practices. In the present day, 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 Vitamin Affiliation (SNA) and the college vitamin director on the Brandon Valley College 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 due to the editors of Civil Eats for giving me the chance!

Extra College Meals Information

And now listed below are different college food-related information objects I’ve needed to share with you:

  • A Reuters replace on the 2 lawsuits pending in federal courtroom difficult the Trump administration’s college vitamin roll-backs.  [Up to date  9/10 so as to add: Numerous 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 temporary in help of the plaintiffs in one of many two federal lawsuits in opposition to the USDA.]
  • An vital—and troubling—Washington Submit article about how ridiculously quick lunch intervals are harming children.
  • A chunk within the Guardian arguing that college cafeterias ought to be on the frontlines of fixing meals coverage. (The author apparently has a complete e book on this matter popping out in November, for many who are excited about studying extra.)
  • A Boston Globe story from August, exploring the thought of common college meals to stop lunch shaming (I’m quoted.)
  • Grants are actually obtainable for varsity districts excited about collaborating within the Chef Ann Basis’s intensive, three-year “Get Faculties Cooking” coaching.
  • An inspiring quick video I not too long ago got here throughout, created by the Tufts Friedman College of Vitamin Science and Coverage, reminding all of us that the Well being, Starvation-Free Children Act was a vastly vital achievement for America’s youngsters—and one which have to be preserved.

Assist With Lunch Field-Packing

Lastly, for these of you who are actually watching 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:


Observe TLT on Fb, Twitter and Instagram, subscribe to Lunch Tray posts, and obtain my FREE 50-page information, “How you can Get Junk Meals Out of Your Little one’s Classroom.” You can too now pre-order my new e book Child Meals: The Problem of Feeding Youngsters in a Extremely Processed World —popping out this fall!

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