New School Food Study: Victory for Alice Waters

by Sarah Henry on September 24, 2010 · 7 comments

in food research,kids & food,school food

Take that Caitlin Flanagan. Finally, some academic research to support what people like Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters, who have watched kids pick spinach, cook kale, and chew on chard, have known all along: Children who grow their own food (and prepare it and eat it too) make healthier food choices.

Read all about the recently-released data on the success of the School Lunch Initiative in the Berkeley Unified School District in my story for The Atlantic.

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[Photos: Edible Schoolyard]

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Dianne Jacob September 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Woo hoo Sarah! A story in the Atlantic. Congrats! And lots of comments too. This is so overdue.

Hope there are more in the pipeline.


Sarah Henry September 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Why thank you, DJ. Stay tuned.


Melanie Haiken September 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Wonderful to see your passionate coverage of this topic find such a wide audience in The Atlantic!! Yay for you, and great story too! (Natch!)


Sarah Henry September 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Thank you, Ms. M. Are you back yet from your reporting trip in Mexico?


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