I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
Dueling infographics on the school lunch wars
Thanks to Tracy Fox for sending the latest salvos in the absurd political fight over nutrition standards for school meals.
The first comes from the School Nutrition Association (scroll down to find the image). This is the organization increasingly discredited for its close ties to food companies that supply products for school meals, as well as its lobbying of Congress on behalf of those companies .
The second comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a major funder of anti-obesity initiatives.
This particular political fight isn’t over yet. The School Nutrition Association is on the wrong side of this issue, as shown by the divisions in its ranks—the 19 former presidents who wrote Congress to oppose weakening the standards, for example.
Who loses in this one? Kids’ health, alas.