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Healthy Eating And The Roots Of Childhood Obesity (Originally Broadcast 4/29/2011)

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A Beers Elementary School student enjoys a snack on Salad and Strawberry Day.
Kavitha Cardoza
A Beers Elementary School student enjoys a snack on Salad and Strawberry Day.

Food advocates have criticized D.C. public school cafeterias for serving unhealthy, tasteless food for years. But school leaders have been revamping the menu, tasting more than 300 items and cutting out all fried foods. A different fruit and vegetable has to be served every day. Kavitha Cardoza looks at how going back to a simpler, healthier way of eating is working and how children are responding.

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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

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