Hey, here’s a fun listen: Test Kitchen Radio shares a story about school lunch and the impact of local foods in what children eat! The best part: the program interviews one of the coordinators of the Farm to School program at the Dorset School here in Vermont. Check out the program here (start around minute 14:00).
What I like about this story is that it moves beyond nutrition and political implications of what kids eat in school. (I most often have my nutrition thinking cap on and am interested in the likelihood of a Farm to School program getting kids to eat more veggies.) Instead, this part of the program discusses how local food can be used to impact the community on a more social level. How does what we eat affect our wellness and the way we connect with our family and friends?
Our culture pressures us to become more productive, work faster, take shorter lunch breaks, and so forth… I hope the local food movement and Farm to School programs can help kids understand how to live in a little more balance and slow down once in a while.