What's for Lunch?

What's for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

Book - 2012
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VOYA's Non Fiction Honour List 2013

2013 Information Book Award Long List nominee

Whether their school is under a banyan tree, in a dusty tent held up with poles or in a sturdy brick structure in the heart of a bustling city, all children need a healthy lunch to be able to learn and grow. Good food nourishes both our bodies and our brains. It's one of the basic building blocks of life. As the world has become more interconnected, what we eat has become part of a huge global system. Food is now the biggest industry on Earth. Growing it, processing it, transporting it and selling it have a major impact on people and the planet. Unpack a school lunch, and you'll discover that food is connected to issues that matter to everyone and everything such as climate change, health and inequality.

In What's For Lunch Andrea Curtis reveals the variety and inequality to be found in the food consumed by young people in typical school lunches from thirteen countries around the world, including Japan, Kenya, Russia, United States and Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Afghanistan. In some countries, the meals are nutritious and well-balanced. In others they barely satisfy basic nutrition standards.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Red Deer Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780889954823
0889954828
Branch Call Number: J 371.716 Cur
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Duivenvoorden, Yvonne

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