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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

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Elmo Talks Nosh in the White House Kitchen

by Nancy Rosenbaum, producer

Everybody’s favorite red Muppet took a tour of the White House kitchen this week, bantering with assistant chef Sam Kass about the virtues of eating melons and whole-wheat lasagna. This guest appearance happened on the heels of President Obama authorizing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (fact sheet, PDF), which includes $4.5 billion in new funds for schools whose nutrition standards meet updated guidelines and enables communities to create local farm to school networks and school gardens.

Sample Before/After School Lunch Menu
A sample lunch menu shows what schools might offer since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. (source: White House)

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