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  1. bans
    London Bans Fast-food Restaurants From Opening Near SchoolsMayor Sadiq Khan calls the city’s child-obesity epidemic a “ticking time bomb.”
  2. Shameful
    A Colorado Lunch Lady Got Fired for Feeding Kids in NeedShe gave out free meals to students without lunch money.
  3. Quote of the Day
    Marc Vetri Says Don’t Shortchange School LunchesThe chef believes that lunchrooms are just as important as classrooms.
  4. Booze News
    Liquor Store Privatization Plan Doesn’t Add Up For SchoolsWe knew it wouldn’t be long until the other shoe dropped in this latest chapter of the privatization saga.
  5. Booze News
    Now Liquor Store Privatization Will Generate $1 Billion for Public SchoolsThe latest plan calls for turning over money raised from auctioning off liquor licenses to public schools.
  6. Lunchlady Land
    Boston Kids Get Free BreakfastsEvery child is now entitled to a free morning feast.
  7. Foodies With Benefits
    Latvian Students Get a Taste of Vetri’s EatiquetteThe program serves meals family style, and facilitates conversation amongst students.
  8. Mediavore
    Chester Shuts Down Troublesome Takeout Joint; Americans Don’t Know How to LosePlus: Wal-Mart eyes China for its next move; and the Obama administration considers healthy food standards for school vending machines, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Politics
    City Council Proposes a Boozy Bailout For SchoolsA new plan calls for funding schools with revenue drawn from keeping bars open and extra hour.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Osteria’s Jeff Michaud Thinks Philly’s School’s Priorities AreThe James Beard award-winning chef thinks children’s nutrition should come first.
  11. Mediavore
    Nutter Proposes Soda Tax to Close City Schools’ Budget Gap; Was Bin LadenPlus: Kids in California spend 24 hours in a Denny’s to set a Guinness World Record; and fast food jobs become desirable in the tough economy, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Booze News
    Should There Be a Separation Between Church and State of Sobriety?Will Harlem fall victim to new legislation seeking to close a loophole in the dreaded 200-foot law?