Teaching about food (lunch line redesign follow up)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a New York Times piece that praised behavioral psychology’s redesign of the lunch line to encourage healthier eating. While the goal is excellent and I support the reorganization of foods to encourage healthy eating, I criticized this as short-sighted and not particularly “educational.”

Here, in contrast, is a school that takes teaching about healthy eating very seriously.

The [healthy] meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — are part of an overall wellness program at Stokes, where kids learn about nutrition in a sustained way and grow some of the produce they eat in a garden outside the school. They even put together a Taste of Stokes Cookbook, now in its second edition. (The recipes look delicious.)


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