A few things I was glad to read this week:
A nine-year-old blogger in Scotland who exposes the poor quality of school lunches gets shut down by local pols. From Maryn McKenna's Superbug. Thanks to David Dobbs for flagging.
Encouraging kids to help with cooking and cleaning makes them smarter later by reshaping their brains. By Geekmom Laura Grace Weldon. Thanks to Annie Murphy Paul for flagging.
I'm grateful to the New York Times for letting me know that. It was covered elsewhere, but I hadn't seen it until the Times story popped up in my RSS feeds.
Reporter Ron Nixon nicely lays out the political skirmishing over the proposal. Again, glad to know who's saying what, and to know that the proposal was opposed by such as ConAgra, Coca Cola, and makers of frozen pizza, whose fealty lies with their shareholders, not schoolchildren.