Soda Tax/Food Politics

Meal of Shame

Posted May 21, 2019 by

Warwick Public Schools, a school district in Rhode Island recently changed its policy related to unpaid meal charges. Until last week, a student whose family had not paid the “lunch debt” was singled out in the cafeteria line and, instead
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San Francisco Food Fight

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Why can’t we serve delicious, organic, scratch-prepared meals to our public school students? What happened to the “cafeteria ladies” we remember, and that delicious aroma of the bread they baked daily? Last week, the Board of Education likely asked themselves
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Philadelphia’s soda tax: a round up

Posted March 16, 2017 by Marion Nestle

(This piece previously appeared in Food Politics) If you are having trouble keeping up with articles about soda taxes, you are not the only one.  I’m trying to do this by dealing with one city at a time.  Here’s what’s
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L.A. teachers to McDonalds: Stay away from our students

Posted November 2, 2016 by Sriram Madhusoodanan and David Monahan

This week, Los Angeles teachers made it very clear: it’s time for McDonald’s to stay away from their students and schools. “Across the country and in Los Angeles, McDonald’s is exploiting our schools and teachers to market its unhealthy fare
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