校园餐的第一课

纽约—如果你在一年前告诉我,我会参加一个关于校园午餐的会议,我会一笑了之。我吃过的最接近校园午餐的东西是长途航班经济舱的飞机餐。

但本月早些时候我出席了校园餐聚焦组织(School Food FOCUS)的“全国大会”。我的参与感想是既感动,又发人深省。

介绍一点背景:在美国,受补贴的校园餐始于1946年,这是一项福利计划——但最初的关注点是农民福利,而不是学生福利。这项计划的主要目的是帮助农民处理掉——我是说,慷慨地送出——多出来的产量。

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