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Eating to learn, learning to eat : the origins of school lunch in the United States

Author: A R Ruis
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017] [2017]
Series: Critical issues in health and medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian A.R. Ruis explores the origins of American school meal initiatives to explain why it has been so difficult to establish meal programs that satisfy the often competing interests of children, parents, schools, health authorities, politicians, and the food industry.
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ruis, A.R., 1979-
Eating to learn, learning to eat.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016043281
(OCoLC)959034127
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A R Ruis
ISBN: 9780813584096 0813584094 9780813584089 0813584086 9780813590868 0813590868
OCLC Number: 1000616917
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 201 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: ch. 1 "The Old-Fashioned Lunch Box ... Seems Likely to Be Extinct": The Promise of School Meals in the United States --
ch. 2 (Il)Legal Lunches: School Meals in Chicago --
ch. 3 Menus for the Melting Pot: School Meals in New York City --
ch. 4 Food for the Farm Belt: School Meals in Rural America --
ch. 5 "A Nation Ill-Housed, Ill-Clad, Ill-Nourished": School Meals under Federal Relief Programs --
ch. 6 From Aid to Entitlement: Creation of the National School Lunch Program.
Series Title: Critical issues in health and medicine.
Other Titles: Origins of school lunch in the United States
Responsibility: A.R. Ruis.

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