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Wellness in the Schools provides salad bars with fresh ingredients three times a week in most of its schools. The organization is also involved in the classrooms, educating students about how they should fill up their lunch trays. Watch students at P.S. 130 in Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn dive into the healthier menu options.

This audio slideshow was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Ishita Singh as part of their multimedia master’s project, What’s for Lunch, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Learn more about where your food comes from at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, where farming, cooking and sustainable education teaches children about the connection between the farm and the table.

This audio slideshow was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Ishita Singh as part of their multimedia master’s project, What’s for Lunch, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Once a month, students at the Future Leaders Institute Charter School bring their families to the school to learn about nutrition and enjoy a free plant-based meal together.

This video was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Ishita Singh as part of their multimedia master’s project, What’s for Lunch, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Cooking as a family, or even just eating together, teaches children that food is something to be savored, and not scarfed down between commercial breaks of their favorite television shows. Watch Pam Koch prepare and enjoy root vegetables with her sons and husband.

This video was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Ishita Singh as part of their multimedia master’s project, What’s for Lunch, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, students at Future Leaders Institute Charter School in Harlem are served a plant-based meal. See what they think of the meals provided by New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.

This audio slideshow was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Ishita Singh as part of their multimedia master’s project, What’s for Lunch, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Stella Wong and Iris Chau were laid off from their jobs on Wall Street last year — now, they rent out their homes to generate extra income and have started a flower business in their spare time.

This video was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Sarah Portlock for The Big Hurt, a multimedia Web site published by students in the fall 2009 Digital Media Newsroom course at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

After Iris Chau was laid off from her job on Wall Street last year, she and her husband, Alastair Onglingswan, cleaned up their two-bedroom loft in Midtown West and began renting it out to foreign tourists to generate some extra income. Every morning, Iris and Alastair prepare breakfast for their guests before seeing them off for the day.

This video was produced by Meredith Kennedy and Sarah Portlock for The Big Hurt, a multimedia Web site published by students in the fall 2009 Digital Media Newsroom course at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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