Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why even the childless should care about school lunch

Why even the childless should care about school lunch
by Tom Philpott
7 Apr 2010 Abridged; Link to full article below

Regular readers will have noticed a certain emphasis on school lunch in the Grist food section lately. Veteran journalist Ed Bruske has been doing superb on-the-ground reporting on the topic; I've been obsessing about the anonymous teacher blogger Mrs. Q, and writing disappointed critiques of the school-lunch legislation now in the Senate.

A couple of days ago, Lisa Hymas' great post on green-inclined people who choose to be childless -- Lisa has dubbed them GINKs -- got me to thinking. Are a lot of people tuning out our coverage -- and the school-lunch issue generally -- based on the fact that they don't have kids? (For the record, I don't either.) For that matter, are people who are fortunate enough to have their kids in private school, or to send them with a decent lunch everyday, employing the same not-my-problem logic?

Read the full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-04-06-why-even-the-childless-should-care-about-school-lunch

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