School food

Authored by: Janet Poppendieck

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782647
eBook ISBN: 9780203819227
Adobe ISBN: 9781136741661

10.4324/9780203819227.ch30

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Abstract

“School Food” covers the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program in the United States, along with other foods sold or consumed at school. A social constructionist framework looks at cycles in which claims become problems, generating action in the form of policies, which in turn become the basis for new claims and new problems. Basic themes include hunger among school children, the nutritional quality of school food, health outcomes, program access and participation, program integrity and payment accuracy, innovations, and the environmental and economic impact of school food.

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