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Back to school lunch

(article, Culinate staff)

Back to school means back to school lunch. According to a blog at the Los Angeles Times, Ann Cooper, who helped transform Berkeley, California, school lunches and now is based in Boulder, Colorado, where she will attempt to do the same, is partnering with Whole Foods Markets to promote better lunches for school children across the nation. Cooper will join Whole Foods' co-president Walter Robb in Washington, D.C., where they'll try to convince lawmakers that the Child Nutrition Act — which is up for review — could be improved. Meanwhile, Slow Food USA is in the thick of its Time for Lunch campaign — also to improve school lunches. Supporters can sign a petition and attend a Labor Day Eat-In in their area. Finally, for more on school-lunch policy, check out the blog that tackles that very subject.