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Bringing Better Nutrition to School Cafeterias

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Bringing Better Nutrition to School Cafeterias

Children's Health

Bringing Better Nutrition to School Cafeterias

Bringing Better Nutrition to School Cafeterias

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The school cafeteria line is hardly the place to develop healthy eating habits. Forget fruits and veggies — the typical lunch usually contains fast food staples like pizza and french fries. What can — or can't — school districts do to make lunches healthier?

Guests:

Alice Waters, creator of the concept of the Edible Schoolyard; founder of Chez Panisse restaurant

Jennifer Obakhume, Youth Radio student; 16-year-old finishing junior year at Inglewood High School in Southern California; junk food fiend

Charles Kuperus, secretary of agriculture for the state of New Jersey

Miriam Archibong, recent graduate of Grady High School in Atlanta who convinced school to provide vegetarian option in cafeteria