The Wichita school district has enacted policies that focus on providing healthy eating options for students, but Alice Waters, who established a gardening and cooking project in the public schools in New York, argues in this piece that educators should go a step further:
“Schools should not just serve food; they should teach it in an interactive, hands-on way, as an academic subject. Children’s eating habits stay with them for the rest of their lives. The best way to defeat the obesity epidemic is to teach children about food — and thereby prevent them from ever becoming obese.”
Unless children are taught how to eat right, she argues, they are likely to keep refusing healthy options.
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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