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How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground
10/7/14 | New York Times Magazine

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The School Lunch Lobby
Summer 2005 | Education Next

In the New York Times Magazine, Nicholas Confessore looks at the political fight over efforts to bring healthier food to school cafeterias, and explains how the School Nutrition Association became “Washington’s loudest and most public critic of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.”

Ron Haskins explored the history of the federal school lunch program and the political forces behind it in a 2005 article for Education Next.

A 2010 Ed Next article, “Fraud in the Lunchroom,” looks at eligibility and enrollment numbers for the school lunch program and at the unanticipated consequences of having ineligible students on the free lunch list.

-Education Next

Last updated October 8, 2014