Radio Times

School lunch fight

June 9, 2014

Guests: Marion Nestle, Jonathan Dickl, David Just

Politicians are fighting over school lunch and the higher nutritional standards set by Michelle Obama’s “Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act” of 2010. House Republicans want to allow schools to opt out of the guidelines for a year.  They are supported by the School Nutrition Association, who argues that the new rules are costly and lead to a lot of food waste. Today we get both sides of the debate and talk with a behavioral economist about simple ways to get kids to eat healthy food. Marty’s guests are MARION NESTLE, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, JONATHAN DICKL, Director of School Nutrition for Knox County Schools in Tennessee, and DAVID JUST, Director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs.

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