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From the author of — French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters– Karen Le Billion.
what is interesting about France is the way the French have chosen to react to the pressures of junk food, fast food, busy lives, long commutes, food marketing, and the allure of cheap, processed ‘fake foods’.
The French have decided the teaching healthy eating routines to children is a priority, and they teach children about healthy food in the classroom AND the lunchroom. So I believe that some elements of the French approach (like their well thought-out approach to ‘taste training’ for kids) could definitely work here.
Note: just like everywhere in France, these meals are locally funded (as is that glossy brochure). There are no national subsidies. Parents pay on a sliding scale (proportional to income), and the Town Hall subsidizes meals for kids who can’t pay. So everyone who eats at school (and most kids do) get the same tasty, nutritious lunch.