Care is the secret ingredient in school lunch programs

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Designing effective meal programs to ensure no child misses out means acknowledging that feeding children requires nurturing, caring relationships. School lunch workers aren’t the only ones who can do this work, but research suggests they can serve at the heart of vibrant care infrastructures in schools that anticipate, identify and meet children’s diverse needs for food and connection.

Wall Scholar Jennifer Black, recently co-wrote an OpEd for The Conversation on how school food programs work better when they actively nurture care and connection.