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One could argue that the demise of “Home Economics” in the American School curriculum was a planned precursor to the market’s capture of American dining rooms, pocketbooks, and consumer choice. 


A Fourth Grader Secretly Filmed His School Lunches To Prove A Point To His Parents


MAY 16, 2013, 10:53 AM

Zachary Maxwell may only be 11 years old, but he has an award-winning short film that will be screened at the Manhattan Film Festival this year.

It's called "Yuck! — A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch," and it exposes the dark side of the NYC Department of Education's lunch program.

In the fall of 2011, then-fourth grader Zachary asked his parents if he could start packing and bringing his own lunch to school. His parents insisted he keep eating the school's hot lunch, which was not only free, but sounded delicious on the NYC Department of Education's menu on its website.


A modern Home Economics would even teach us how our foreign policy is driven by dehumanizing and undemocratic food marketing.  Read More >>