I once mused to a friend that if policymakers did nothing other than improve the quality of food served to students in school, they would see test scores in poor districts increase immediately. No change to the standards, curriculum, or assessments. They would be addressing the quiet truth that mind and body go hand in hand. As Jamie Oliver suggests, food alone might save children’s lives. Now, that’s a bit hyperbolic–but not completely so. Here’s a humorous video about what is, in my mind, one of the most undervalued topics in the debate about public education. Food.
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