How do you get kids to develop good eating habits and avoid the diseases caused by obesity? Parents are key, but so are schools. The National School Lunch Program provides a nutritionally balanced low-cost or free meal to more than 30 million children every school day. This fall the Child Nutrition Act, which governs the National School Lunch Program, is up for re-authorization in Congress. It has been in place since Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act into law in 1948.
More than 250 Eat-Ins have been organized in all 50 states. One of these is being held at Captain Cooks Culinary Academy, located in
Another, which I'll be attending, is a picnic at Balboa Park's World Beat Center, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This one is organized by Slow Food Urban San Diego.
To find an Eat-In near you, go to the Slow Food USA website for a list.