Weekend reading: Jane Black on school lunches
Jane Black sent me a link to her Huffington Post article on school lunches. As she puts it, “it’s a long read—perfect for a snowy weekend.
Indeed it is. Riveting, and brilliantly illustrated.
This is Jane’s astonishingly well researched account of what happened to school meals in Huntington, West Virginia—after Jamie Oliver left.
Surprise: They got better!
The subtitle explains why: “How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an honest-to-god miracle in one of America’s unhealthiest cities.”
What McCoy had done in Huntington was exactly the kind of thing Republicans claim to celebrate. She wasn’t a Washington bureaucrat telling people to do it her way, or no way at all; she was a well-intentioned local who had figured out what made sense for her community and acted on it.
This is a truly inspiring “yes we can” story, so worth reading—and so welcome.