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Can Organic Veggies Transform Education?

Jamie Oliver‘s war on obesity in America hasn’t been very popular, but there’s evidence that his methods did work in the U.K. “The proportion of 11-year-olds in Greenwich, south London, who did well in English and science rose after Oliver swept ‘turkey twizzlers’ and chicken dinosaurs off canteen menus in favour of creamy coconut fish and Mexican bean wraps…” reports The Guardian. “Authorized absences” also fell by 15%. Unfortunately, the poorest children didn’t seem to benefit from the program. (HT: Chris Blattman)[%comments]