Marc Vetri the … Blogger?

Marc Vetri can add yet another accomplishment to his resume: blogger for the Huffington Post. Vetri debuted his column (under HuffPost Food, of course)by talking about the importance of school lunch reform.

We want our children to learn, to be social and to be productive. We buy them books and teach them to read and write. Yet, when it comes to feeding them the energy that is necessary to make their minds and bodies function better, we put them in a line, give them a tray and slop unrecognizable food onto it. If we did not put gasoline in a car would it run? If we did not plug in a computer would it work? Then why do we expect our children to grow, be productive and flourish without the right energy going inside of them?

This is just another step in Vetri’s determined campaign to overhaul school lunches. Back in 2009 Vetri, along with help from Jeff Michaud and Jeff Benjamin, started the “Eatiquette” program and their mission was simple: to bring family-style eating –all the social interaction and comfort included – to school lunches. The “Eatiquette” program has been successful in multiple region schools and camps and the Vetri Foundation continues to support it.

Setting the Table for Better Minds, Better Bodies, and Better People [Huff Post]
Eatiquette [Official Site]

  • Phanatic

    Lordy, I sure hope this goes better than master twatwaffle Jamie Oliver’s efforts.

    (http://reason.com/archives/2010/03/25/jamie-olivers-ministry-of-food/singlepage)

    “But the same data also shows, disturbingly, that students from lower-income families who received an Oliver-inspired free school meal (FSM) actually saw their academic performance drop or stagnate compared to the non-FSM students. My own analysis of the data, which Belot confirmed to be correct, shows that Oliver’s program–which cost the Greenwich school district an additional $1 million to implement–increased the academic disparity between the FSM kids who had to eat Oliver’s food (and whose academic performance did not improve) and the more well-to-do kids (based on their non-FSM status) who otherwise had a choice.”