Saturday, July 8, 2017

"Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat"

New from Rutgers University Press: Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States by Andrew R. Ruis.

About the book, from the publisher:
In Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat, historian A. R. Ruis explores the origins of American school meal initiatives to explain why it was (and, to some extent, has continued to be) so difficult to establish meal programs that satisfy the often competing interests of children, parents, schools, health authorities, politicians, and the food industry. Through careful studies of several key contexts and detailed analysis of the policies and politics that governed the creation of school meal programs, Ruis demonstrates how the early history of school meal program development helps us understand contemporary debates over changes to school lunch policies.
A. R. Ruis is a fellow in the department of surgery and department of medical history and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a researcher in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Visit Andrew R. Ruis's website.

--Marshal Zeringue