Cecily Upton


Angry About Bad School Lunches? You Can Go Help Food Corps: A New Organization to Fix America's Food Problems

FoodCorps, a new offshoot of AmeriCorps, is putting boots on the ground to fix American's school lunches. Sign up now.

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three children born today will develop Type II Diabetes (if you’re a child of color, the prediction is one in two).
  • Diabetes is expected to consume 10 percent of all health care spending, costing up to $3.4 trillion between now and 2020.
  • Twenty nine million students (that’s more than half) participate in the National School Lunch Program, eating at least one, and sometimes two or three, meals at school.
  • School lunch can look like this:
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