School Lunch Curriculum



Drawing upon the ideas of John Dewey and Paulo Freire, in this chapter we consider how school lunch might be integrated into a school’s curriculum. We provide the scaffolding for a popular education approach that would seek to engage students in several aspects of midday eating, encouraging students to learn about such matters as the production and consumption of food, the connection between eating and learning, and the aesthetic and social features of food and eating. We consider school lunch as it is experienced in three different venues: the school cafeteria, at home (for homeschoolers), and offsite (in open campus schools), and discuss the different educational opportunities and challenges each venue presents with respect to integrating lunch into the curriculum.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Westfield State UniversityWestfieldUSA

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