This Week: Food for All | Pulitzer Center
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FREE LUNCH, BETTER HEALTH
Brazil’s National School Feeding Program, enshrined in the country’s constitution, feeds every student enrolled in the public school network. That’s about 42 million students each day, reports Pulitzer Center Grantee Rhitu Chatterjee in her series of radio reports for PRI’s The World.
A 2009 law requires that 30 percent of the ingredients for school meals be sourced from local family farms. By doing this, says Rhitu, Brazil’s government not only provides school kids with healthy food, it also helps some four million of the country’s small farmers and promo
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