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Food for thought

September 14, 2012

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It’s no surprise that kids learn better when properly nourished. To bring attention to the need for healthier school lunches, Downtown at the Gardens Whole Foods Café in Palm Beach Gardens recently screened the powerful documentary film “Lunch Line,” which takes a fresh look at the National School Lunch Program. The moviegoers’ donations benefited the Whole Kids Foundation, which helps to put salads bars in school cafeterias. The National School Lunch Program began in 1946 and feeds more than 31 million children a day. Despite all the good it does, the program has its critics, and the film tracks the details of its past and the political twists and surprising alliances that have kept it alive for more than 60 years. Will the school lunch program continue to serve those in need or be radically altered by budget cuts? It’s a food fight that will play out over time.  


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