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Andrew Ruis

Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI

Often Filled, Seldom Fed, Never Finished

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2013
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 5

Andrew Ruis examines the development of school lunch and nutrition programs for children from their beginnings at the end of the 19th century to the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946. 

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Tortillas Filled to the Brim

BY MANDO RAYO
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Mando Rayo peels away meaty layers on his side-project-turned-book involving the culture, history, and delectable bliss that is the taco. Mando, along with his 'Taco Mafia' of tortilla-enthralled devotees, goes about the city in search of the best hard shells and soft shells out there. Check out his book: Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day

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Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It

BY RACHAEL STEIL
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 07, 2016

Rachael Steil, author of Running in Silence, shares her story about the realization of the problems she encountered and how she overcame them!

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By the Children

BY ADAM WEBB
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 28, 2017

Adam Webb from charity Little Green Pig talks about a new city guide, but this time for children! And if that wasn't enough, it is also written by children!

 

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Providing hope to children in the Gambia

BY MARIËLLE DAEMEN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

For Mariëlle Daemen, starting a foundation had been a dream ever since she visited the Gambia for the first time. Back then, she witnessed poverty and many children not being able to go to school. This led her to co-found the Kids2School Foundation. 

Starting from the principle that education is a basic right for every child in the world, Kids2School is trying to give more children in the Gambia access to education. Children who out of poverty would never have a chance to go to school and as such could never hope for a better future for them and their family. For the sponsors of the children, the foundation provides a very direct, one-on-one opportunity to contribute to a better world as well.

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Never Give Up

BY JAMAAL "BOSS EAGLE" CURRY
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Originally from the south of Chicago, Jamaal Curry, aka Boss Eagle, was raised the third of six children by a single mother. From a childhood wrought with hardships, to becoming a Billboard-charting emcee with his debut album, Boss Eagle hopes that his story will inspire and encourage others to never give up.

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Well Fed, Flat Broke

BY EMILY WIGHT
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Emily Wight writes about science and motherhood. She talks about her love for food and how to feed her loved ones, especially her 6-year-old son, tasty bites when she is exhausted from a long week. 

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"It’s never going to work!”

BY DAN ACHER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

That’s the answer I often get when I present my ideas to city councils. I like to inject a little craziness in our day to day lives to bring people together, and challenge the preconception that people in cities are too individualistic and closed off. Because time and time again, I have found that people from all walks of life and cultures are just waiting for opportunities to get together and connect. 

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Wander Often, Wonder Always

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

Life is filled with new beginnings, filled with uncertainty. That’s why you need to be curious, and why you need to wonder and wander. Use curiosity to taste new experience, meet different people, and use it to find out what you are passionate about. It’s never too late to experiment and don’t let the fear of unknown stop you from it. 

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Lunch Money: A Short, Abridged, Very Brief History of School Meals in America

BY ANDREW RUIS
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

The National School Lunch Program is the longest running and widest reaching children's health initiative in U.S. history. Throught he program more than 30 million children receive federally subsidized meals every school day. Whether we regard children as the beneficiaries of an enlightened pubilc health initiative or the victims of industrialized mass feeding, school meals are a significant part of public discourse on everything from the composition of a proper meal to national security.