School Lunches: Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Rae Pica with Audrey Rowe and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Research has found that students who eat school lunches and school breakfast are more likely to be obese than those who brown bag it. The data suggests that schools are often a major part of the problem. This segment explains why and what needs to be done in schools to address the child obesity epidemic.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Audrey Rowe, Deputy Administrator, USDA Food Nutrition Service with over 20 years of experience in human services policy development, fiscal management, program design, service. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach is an economist on the faculty of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She researches the effects of anti-poverty programs in the United States and developing countries.
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