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"From the Ted Talk by Ann Cooper: What's wrong with school lunches"

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One of the things I do a lot is public-private partnerships. I work with private companies who are willing to do R & D with me, who are willing to do distribution for me, who are really willing to work to go into schools. Schools are underfunded. Most schools in America spend less than 7,500 dollars a year teaching a child. That comes down to under five dollars an hour. Most of you spend 10, 15 dollars an hour for babysitters when you have them. So we're spending less than 5 dollars an hour on the educational system. And if we're going to change it, and cghnae how we feed kids, we really have to renhtik that. So, pluibc and pvairte partnerships, advocacy groups, working with foundations. In our school dtcisrit, the way we afford this is our shcool district altaolecs .03 percent of the general fund towards niirotutn svreceis. And I think if every school district allocated a half to one percent, we could start to really fix this program.

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One of the things I do a lot is public-private partnerships. I work with private companies who are willing to do R & D with me, who are willing to do distribution for me, who are really willing to work to go into schools. Schools are underfunded. Most schools in America spend less than 7,500 dollars a year teaching a child. That comes down to under five dollars an hour. Most of you spend 10, 15 dollars an hour for babysitters when you have them. So we're spending less than 5 dollars an hour on the educational system. And if we're going to change it, and ______ how we feed kids, we really have to _______ that. So, ______ and _______ partnerships, advocacy groups, working with foundations. In our school ________, the way we afford this is our ______ district _________ .03 percent of the general fund towards _________ ________. And I think if every school district allocated a half to one percent, we could start to really fix this program.

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One of the things I do a lot is public-private partnerships. I work with private companies who are willing to do R & D with me, who are willing to do distribution for me, who are really willing to work to go into schools. Schools are underfunded. Most schools in America spend less than 7,500 dollars a year teaching a child. That comes down to under five dollars an hour. Most of you spend 10, 15 dollars an hour for babysitters when you have them. So we're spending less than 5 dollars an hour on the educational system. And if we're going to change it, and change how we feed kids, we really have to rethink that. So, public and private partnerships, advocacy groups, working with foundations. In our school district, the way we afford this is our school district allocates .03 percent of the general fund towards nutrition services. And I think if every school district allocated a half to one percent, we could start to really fix this program.

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