Even cuter than Larry Summers*.
We already know that everybody loves Farm to School, that sweet program that gets local Oregon food in Oregon school lunches (goodbye frozen fish-sticks, hellooooooo strawberry delight).
We know that it makes kids healthier, reduces nutrition disparities and helps tackle obesity among the wee ones.
But what everybody needs to know is that the economics of the thing are so good, even 8-year-olds get it.
Upon hearing that Farm to School was a priority from Rebooting Democracy 2010, this small cadre of pint-sized PhDs requested that we record one of their daily discussions on the topic.
The above documentary was a joint venture of Upstream Public Health and the Bus. We would submit it to next year’s Oscars, but we don’t really want to be associated with an institution that gives awards to Alice in Wonderland.
If you want to help out Farm to School, it’s getting a hearing on Wednesday at the Capitol at 3pm. Hit up beloved Bus alum Mollie Ruskin (mollie@upstreampublichealth) if you want to go.
*Clearly we’re kidding about Dr. Summers. Agree or disagree with his economic philosophy, there’s no arguing that the dude looks like a Disney villain.