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ERIC Number: ED070805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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School Feeding--Where Do We Go From Here? An Agenda for 1973.
Quinn, John M.
The Nation's 1973 child nutrition agenda has five items. (1) Of first concern must be the fulfillment of America's pledge to feed a free or reduced price lunch to every hungry child. A serious assault is required on the problem of facilities: some 18,000, or about 17 percent, of the Nation's schools lack lunchroom and kitchen equipment. (2) The nutritional adequacy of the food provided by the lunch program must be evaluated. With local school officials far more vulnerable to the pressure of both the vending machine industry and the children, there is a tremendous likelihood that the next year will witness a boom in competitive non-nutritional foods in the school lunchroom. (3) The universal school lunch concept ought to be fully aired. Senator McGovern has proposed a pilot program to run for two years at a cost of 15 million dollars. The principal issue that needs to be resolved before we can jump head-long into a nationwide program is simply this: with pressing social needs of many kinds facing the Nation, are the benefits that might accrue from such a program worth the cost? (4) The school breakfast program should be rapidly expanded. (5) The field of nutrition education should be explored. From the medical schools of the Nation on down to our kindergartens, there is a shocking absence of nutrition education programs. (Author/JM)
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