What's for Lunch?
Publication Date: October 2012
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Whether their school is under a banyan tree, in a dusty tent held up with poles or in a sturdy brick structure in the heart of a bustling city, all children need a healthy lunch to be able to learn and grow.Good food nourishes both our bodies and our brains. It's one of the basic building blocks of life. In What's for Lunch, Andrea Curtis reveals the variety and inequality to be found in the food consumed by young people in typical school lunches from thirteen countries around the world, including Japan, Kenya, Russia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Afghanistan.In some countries, the meals are nutritious and well-balanced. In others they barely satisfy basic nutrition standards.
Diane Rossen Worthington is a writer, editor, food consultant, and James Beard Award-winning radio host living in Los Angeles.