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Alice Waters is best known for her iconic Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., but she's also a pioneer in planting school gardens and teaching kids to cultivate and crave local produce. Cathal Armstrong is a celebrity chef at Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Va., and a fellow-crusader in the effort to teach kids good health through healthy eating. They join Kojo to discuss how schools can encourage kids to skip the french fries and reach for the fresh fruit.
Chez Panisse executive chef and sustainable food activist Alice Waters discusses ways that schools can prepare healthy meals and get kids excited about eating them. "We want to have the kids feel that they're loved. And when you bring kids around the table and they eat together and they eat something that's good, they feel like they're being taken care of," Waters said. Restaurant Eve chef Cathal Armstrong also spoke about improving school cafeterias.
By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.