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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:16 AM

26. $30,477

Which ranks it #208th in the state of California. Quite low, actually. (Google is easy, and I think you could have answered this very quickly.)

The reason Berkeley has these great lunches is that they've put a tremendous amount of effort into it in the community, from parents and other interested parties; because the culture of Berkeley is very "natural" and health" oriented anyway; and because, as I said, people like Alice Waters have taken an interest in making it an experimental outpost for how you can feed children on a budget with fresh, healthy foods and get them to like it. They've put efforts into educating kids on nutrition too. And of course, unlike many areas of the country, they have year-round access to fresh, local, organic foods.

For more information on "What happens when parents decide to transform a school lunch program?" and "Is it replicable"? see the website for Lunch Love Community (disclosure: this is a media project by a friend of mine):

http://www.lunchlovecommunity.org/

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