Toward a Healthy and Sustainable Federal School Lunch Program

Sep 26, 2015

The National School Lunch program feeds millions of kids each day. Many of these children rely on this food as the one nutritious meal they may receive that day. Stanford student Maria Deloso shares her journey in thinking about the impact of this program on the nation.

Maria Deloso, ’15, MS ’16, is an Earth Systems master's student focused on sustainable, healthy and equitable food systems. Although she graduated from high school in Pasadena, CA, Maria has lived in over seven locations, including McLean, VA and London, England. Maria recently finished her undergraduate degree in Earth Systems with a minor in Economics. During Winter quarter 2013-14, Maria participated in the Stanford in Washington program and worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture on child nutrition programs. Wanting to gain a fuller perspective on child hunger in America, she later interned at a school food company aiding with the culinary development process and served the meals to elementary and middle school children. At Stanford, Maria is a sustainable food program intern for Stanford Dining. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and visiting grocery stores and farmers markets.

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