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First Aired - 04/10/2014 10:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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There are around 750,000 students in New York City public schools who are eligible to receive a free lunch while at school, yet a very small portion of them take advantage of this opportunity. As a result, many children are eating either no lunch or one that is vastly insufficient. The Lunch For Learning campaign is spearheaded towards solving this issue. On today's Just Food Stories, Janet Poppendieck and Liz Accles tell us just how their organization is attempting to do so. Check out this editorial about Free For All in today's New York Times! This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Today's music provided by Cookies.

"We all know that kids need to learn about food, because food has become this complex system." [17:45]

--Janet Poppendieck on Just Food Stories

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First Aired - 12/04/2013 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis brings in author, journalist, and culinary historian Laura Shapiro to discuss how women's role in the kitchen has evolved over the years. Laura then praises the food culture of the 1950s because of the shift it caused in the second half of the 1900s. After the break, Laura tells us about how the idea of quick, timed lunches were introduced into the American culture of the early 1900s, and how that has affected our perception of food and meals. This program has been sponsored by International Culinary Center.

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"Lunch at home became this sort of American thing, no matter what class or what ethnic group you were in." [23:30]

-- Laura Shapiro on Taste Matters

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First Aired - 08/24/2009 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week Kate talks about food issues related to School Lunch and the Child Nutrition Act. Guests include: Susan Levin, M.S., R.D and Chef Ann Cooper known as the Renegade Lunch Lady.
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