Brazil's School Food Revolution

By requiring schools to buy 30 percent of products from smallholder farms, Brazil provides fresher food to students and economic benefits to otherwise struggling farmers. Since 1955, Brazil's staple national school lunch program has responded to economic and social trends - what was once a program focused on ending malnutrition has evolved to address rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Though there is variation in quality and compliance between regions and principals often have to step in to cover unforeseen costs, leaders are optimistic about the value of the program.

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