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

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So you know what, when we talk about nndieeg 8 billion more, it's not a lot. That 8 billion comes down to two daorlls and 49 cents — that's what the gnmeevrnot allocates for lunch. Most socohl districts spend two thirds of that on payroll and overhead. That means we spend less than a dollar a day on food for kids in schools — most sooclhs, 80 to 90 cents. In L.A., it's 56 cntes. So we're spending less than a dollar, OK, on lunch. Now I don't know about you, but I go to Starbucks and Pete's and places like that, and venti latte in San Francisco is five dollars. One gumerot coffee, one, is more — we spend more on than we are spending to feed kids for an entire week in our schools.

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So you know what, when we talk about _______ 8 billion more, it's not a lot. That 8 billion comes down to two _______ and 49 cents — that's what the __________ allocates for lunch. Most ______ districts spend two thirds of that on payroll and overhead. That means we spend less than a dollar a day on food for kids in schools — most _______, 80 to 90 cents. In L.A., it's 56 _____. So we're spending less than a dollar, OK, on lunch. Now I don't know about you, but I go to Starbucks and Pete's and places like that, and venti latte in San Francisco is five dollars. One _______ coffee, one, is more — we spend more on than we are spending to feed kids for an entire week in our schools.

Solution

  1. school
  2. government
  3. cents
  4. dollars
  5. needing
  6. gourmet
  7. schools

Original Text

So you know what, when we talk about needing 8 billion more, it's not a lot. That 8 billion comes down to two dollars and 49 cents — that's what the government allocates for lunch. Most school districts spend two thirds of that on payroll and overhead. That means we spend less than a dollar a day on food for kids in schools — most schools, 80 to 90 cents. In L.A., it's 56 cents. So we're spending less than a dollar, OK, on lunch. Now I don't know about you, but I go to Starbucks and Pete's and places like that, and venti latte in San Francisco is five dollars. One gourmet coffee, one, is more — we spend more on than we are spending to feed kids for an entire week in our schools.

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