Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Philadelphia School Battles Students’ Bad Eating Habits"

Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, wrote another great piece yesterday, this one on how a Philadelphia inner-city school is trying to battle childhood obesity.

The import of healthier eating now transcends socioeconomic demographics; it is no longer just the provenance of upper-middle class whites.

If you have time, read the entire article. Even better, also watch the accompanying video, “Food Fight,” which can be found on the same web page as the written story. At play are numerous issues (social, physiological, educational, financial, etc.) which encapsulate what we, as a society, are battling.

Both the article and the video provide the story of how one resourceful group of parents and teachers is trying to make a difference for the next generation.

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