In a study recently published online in Childhood Obesity, elementary school leaders across the country reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated nutrition and meal standards.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded the study, which also reports that the kids approved these changes, and that there have not been widespread challenges with kids not buying or eating the meals.
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One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.
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