What's for Lunch? by Andrea Curtis

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Whether their school is under a banyan tree, in a dusty tent held up with poles or in a sturdy brick structure in the heart of a bustling city, all children need a healthy lunch to be able to learn and grow.Good food nourishes both our bodies and our brains. It's one of the basic building blocks of life. In What's for Lunch, Andrea Curtis reveals the variety and inequality to be found in the food consumed by young people in typical school lunches from thirteen countries around the world, including Japan, Kenya, Russia, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Afghanistan.In some countries, the meals are nutritious and well-balanced. In others they barely satisfy basic nutrition standards.


About Andrea Curtis

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Andrea Curtis won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction for her book Into the Blue: Family Secrets and The Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck. She has contributed to various journals and newspapers including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, Utne Reader and Today's Parent. This is her first work for younger readers. Andrea lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Published October 15, 2012 by Red Deer Press. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Travel, Children's Books.

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"Organic," "sustainable" and "food miles" all appear in the comprehensive glossary of this book, whose simple title and cover photograph imply a basic approach to the international topic of food.

Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of What's for Lunch?

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Curtis crafts a holistic conversation about health, poverty, and sustainability: the availability of free school lunch in Brazil has helped decrease child malnutrition by 73%, while processed foods in American school lunches (“Brand name food such as Domino’s Pizza and KFC are sold at more th...

Nov 26 2012 | Read Full Review of What's for Lunch?

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