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NPR Podcast "The Takeaway" Talks School Lunch with Gaddis

– Does food take on different meanings in the school setting?
– What is a “good school lunch” and how it is different than a “bad” one?
– Does a good school lunch have to be expensive?
– What is the impact of some schools doing lunch well and others not?

Jennifer Gaddis, Associate Professor of Civil Society and Community Studies, talks all things school lunch with Melissa Harris-Perry on NPR’s podcast, The Takeaway, sharing why we should view school lunch and nutrition as a key part of public education, the history of school lunch, and how policy should change.

Listen to the full podcast at: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444253/pri-the-takeaway

Dr. Gaddis is the author of The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools.