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THE NEW WAY TO LOOK AT EDUCATION

Wanted: A new superhero to feed America

CJ Westerberg, February 14, 2013 5:53 PM

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"My superhero is the food angel.  She leaves a basket . . . "
- Feeding America PSA

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If a child is hungry, he or she cannot learn. 

2Botero.jpgIf a student is unhealthy and obese (often from eating cheap and non-nutritious food), ditto.

Real issue. 

NBC's TODAY program has gotten on board with
new awareness PSAs for Feeding America, as have celebrities such as Matt Damon and Miley Cyrus.

We need more than awareness.  How a country  - - -with as much wealth and largesse as the US - --  continues to operate with an entire population malnourished or under-nourished is beyond understanding.  This "population" also happens to be our youth, our future.

Related The Daily Riff:

Jeff Bridges Takes on Childhood Hunger

Exercise:  Miracle-Gro for the Brain

Parents as Role Models for Fighting Obesity



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