I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
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.