Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Oct 5 2011
Vending machines in schools? Get them out!
I was fascinated by the story in yesterday’s New York Times about the problem schools are having as they try to replace the junk foods in vending machines with healthier options.
Students, it seems, prefer to buy the junk foods.
The Times photo says it all:
What are these machines doing in schools at all?
Schools didn’t used to have vending machines. Somehow kids managed to survive for a few hours not eating between meals.
If schools must have vending machines—a highly debatable point—how about making everything in them be something you’d like your kid to be eating?
Just a thought.