StoryCorps 390: Making Ends Meet

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenny Thompson, a volunteer mentor, tells students Gary Barber and Dakota Gibson about discovering that some kids he works with couldn't afford school lunch.


The Takeaway

School Lunches Come With a Serving of Politics

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last year, more than 5 billion school lunches were served to over 30 million students across the country through The National School Lunch Program. In total, more than 224 billion lunches have been served since the program’s start. But with every lunch comes new criticism of the program. Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition and Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, has given this issue much thought. She joins The Takeaway to discuss the main obstacles to better lunches and what the lunch program of the future should look like.

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Listen to Lucy

I want to put my whole workplace on a new diet

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I want to put my whole workplace on a new diet



Watts For Lunch? (Or Why Humans Are Like Light Bulbs)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Take a bunch of broccoli, or make it a Slurpee, burger, pizza and fries, swallow, and ask yourself, "How much energy did I just consume?" Enough to light a flashlight? Run an electric toothbrush? If I were a lunch-eating light bulb, how long would I glow? Here's the answer.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Making Lunch More Delicious

Friday, April 05, 2013

Brown bag lunches can be pretty boring, but New York Times Dining Section columnist and cookbook writer Melissa Clark is here to help!

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Listen to Lucy

UBS’s silly menu leaves a bad taste

Thursday, February 09, 2012

UBS’s silly menu leaves a bad taste


The Takeaway

Lunchbox 2.0: Sandwich Theories and Remixes

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tired of PB and J? Had it up to here with ham and cheese? In honor of back-to-school season, we revisit and remix the lunchbox, with sandwiches that surprise, but don't require you to break a sweat.

Melissa Clark leads us in our journey. The author of "In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite: 150 Recipes and Stories About the Food You Love," she also shares her mother's sandwich theory of life.  (Recipes after the jump)

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The Takeaway

Do You Take a Lunch Break?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

In many states, it's against the law for your employer to deny you a lunch break. But lunch breaks seem to be getting rarer all the time. Tell us your situation: Do you feel like it's possible to take a lunch break any more?

For this week's work segment, Justin Jones-Fosu of WEAA's Listen Up! explains why so few of us are taking lunch breaks these days. And Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, of career-advice site, explains how not taking lunch may be hurting our careers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brown Bag Lunches: Caviar Taste on a Peanut Butter Budget

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Some lunch equipment from the Roving Gastronome blogger, Zora O

Some lunch equipment from the Roving Gastronome blogger, Zora O'Neill

One uncommon economic indicator that several listeners have noticed is how crowded the office refrigerator is getting with everyone trying to save money ...

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