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Author Ruis, A. R., 1979-
Title Eating to learn, learning to eat : the origins of school lunch in the United States / A.R. Ruis.
Imprint New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017]

Author Ruis, A. R., 1979-
Series Critical issues in health and medicine series
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Subject National school lunch program -- History.
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Government Programs -- history.
Nutrition Policy -- history.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States.
Add Title Origins of school lunch in the United States
Description 1 online resource (ix, 201 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ch. 1 "The Old-Fashioned Lunch Box ... Seems Likely to Be Extinct": The Promise of School Meals in the United States -- ch. 2 (Il)Legal Lunches: School Meals in Chicago -- ch. 3 Menus for the Melting Pot: School Meals in New York City -- ch. 4 Food for the Farm Belt: School Meals in Rural America -- ch. 5 "A Nation Ill-Housed, Ill-Clad, Ill-Nourished": School Meals under Federal Relief Programs -- ch. 6 From Aid to Entitlement: Creation of the National School Lunch Program.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 05, 2018).
Summary Historian A.R. Ruis explores the origins of American school meal initiatives to explain why it has been so difficult to establish meal programs that satisfy the often competing interests of children, parents, schools, health authorities, politicians, and the food industry.
ISBN 9780813584096 (electronic bk.)
0813584094 (electronic bk.)
9780813584089 (electronic book)
0813584086 (electronic book)
9780813590868 (ebook)
0813590868 (ebook)
ISBN/ISSN 99975010332
OCLC # 1000616917
Additional Format Print version: Ruis, A.R., 1979- Eating to learn, learning to eat. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2017] 9780813590486 (DLC) 2016043281 (OCoLC)959034127

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