The Atlantic: Fixing lunch

August 27, 2009 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

“Food directors are quietly making real progress. Jean Ronnei uses a central kitchen to make from-scratch meals for the 40,000 students in the St. Paul, Minnesota, school system, and removed a-la carte junk food. Her program runs in the black, and her success was a large part of an analysis by economists at the University of Minnesota that came to a contrarian conclusion: ‘Healther school meals are possble without higher government spedning to fund nutrition education programs or increased reimbursement rates.’ Labor costs may go up, but only initially — and food costs go down.”

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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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