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What's for Lunch

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We've all heard the latest health advice: avoid transfats. Eat more fruits and vegetables. But for many school children, their cafeteria lunch menus haven't caught up. This year, an effort to get healthy foods to the school lunch table is tied up in a much larger debate– national farm policy.

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Lauren is a radio reporter covering environment, water, and energy for KQED Science. As part of her day job, she has scaled Sierra Nevada peaks, run from charging elephant seals, and desperately tried to get her sea legs - all in pursuit of good radio. Her work has appeared on Marketplace, Living on Earth, and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. You can find her on Twitter at @lesommer.
  • Autumn Blankenship

    It seems with the growing popularity of school gardens at least a portion of the food being served on campuses would be from those gardens. No travel time means a smaller carbon footprint and more nutrients. Gardeners would know exactly what pesticides/ herbicides/ fertilizers are being used. Canning and food preparation could also be an extra curricular course, teaching children how to make healthy meals and be food independent.