by Marion Nestle
Jan 15 2010
The latest “eco-stunt:” school food
In her riveting New Yorker review of Colin Beaven’s No Impact Man and other books based on year-long experiments in green living, Elizabeth Colbert coined the term, “eco-stunt” to describe them. Julie Powell’s Julie/Julia blog project extended the genre to eating. In this category, an intrepid school teacher, Mrs. Q, has vowed to eat school lunches every day for a year. She is, of course, recording the details for posterity. Will she survive? I can’t wait to find out.
Update January 19: Thanks to Andy Bellatti of Small Bites for doing a personal interview with Mrs. Q. I’m happy to see that she is indeed surviving, and flourishing at that.