edible education

An absolutely brilliant article by Alice Waters, The Fate of Our Nation Rests on School Lunches.

  • The idea of school lunch as an egalitarian mechanism to nourish our nation’s potential has long been discarded and devalued. We are faced with an enormous crisis of health, education and inequality.
  • We need to have the courage and conviction to establish a nutritious, sustainable, free school-lunch program for all.

Her video, above, speaks volumes with the young expressions being the most compelling feature. These kids are having a great time learning about food, where it comes from, how to prepare it, and how it sustains them. This is change we NEED.

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