10 Apr Op-Ed: No More Excuses—School Food Must Be Good Food
As a middle-school teacher I’m always amazed at the power of a granola bar. I find that on field trips the fix for a crabby kid is often a bite to eat. My husband can attest to the fact that my mood swings dramatically with my caloric intake. I’m resourceful and creative on a full stomach of quality food.
If as an adult I’m much more effective and focused on a full stomach, it must also make a massive difference for my students. Throw in the hormones and drama of middle school and food becomes a huge lever to student success—both socially and academically.
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