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#A-72 How Important is School Lunch?

Is your child flunking lunch? A lot of schools now provide fast food in the cafeteria along with vending machines that sell sodas and candy. One principal is bucking that trend. We will discuss her decision to throw the junk food venders out and explore the importance of good nutrition for children at a time when more kids than ever are overweight. Our guests are: Alice Ammerman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at UNC School of Public Health; Dorothy Caldwell, MS, RD, LDN, Coordinator, NC Healthy Weight Initiative at the Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Susan Chase, Principal, Belmont Middle School, Gastonia, NC.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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