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The free school lunch paradox

Studies from around the world show U.S.-supported free school meals improve health, education, and economic development. So why are they at risk of cuts back home?

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Let’s end the war on obesity

The way America fights obesity is increasing stigma and leading to harmful behavior. For truly better health, we need a new approach.

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