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Do we need to require home economics in our local schools?

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Do we need to require home economics in our local schools?


The following interview has been performed several times on Democracy Now this past month.

MICHAEL MOSS : You just can't throw fresh carrots and fresh apples at kids without engaging them. They'll chuck them out in the lunchroom. But if we could invigorate the home economics program in this country, which fell by the waysides, I think that would be a huge--

AMY GOODMAN : What do you mean, home economics?

MICHAEL MOSS : Well, home economics--kids in school used to be taught how to shop, how to cook from scratch, how to be in control of their diets. Doesn't happen anymore. And I write about this in the book. What did happen is we got Betty Crocker, a figment of the imagination of a marketing official at a food company. She began pushing processed foods, convenience foods, as an alternative to scratch cooking.

Do we need to require home economics in our local schools?

I don't know.
I would just like for my school to offer home economics again.
My school offers home economics.
No, there are enough required courses already.
Yes, of course.

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