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Noah Cohen-Cline

DirectorFood Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Authored Content

  • Mar 28 2023
    Blog Post How More Nourishing, Sustainable School Meals Benefit Us All School meals are the main source of nutrition for millions of children every day – and research has shown that healthy school meals can enhance student well-being and success while also supporting farmers and rural economies. That’s why we were encouraged to see the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) take an important step toward improving […] Noah Cohen-Cline
  • Nov 17 2021
    Blueprint Increasing Investment in School Meals Pays for Itself, and Then Some School Meals Are Undervalued The facts are clear: School meal programs have a positive impact on kids. Scientific studies repeatedly show the benefits of school meals: When children have their basic needs met, they are healthier and they learn better. For more than 30 million children in the United States, school meals often provide the […] Noah Cohen-Cline
  • Nov 09 2020
    Blog Post The Universal Free School Meal Experiment Last month, the USDA extended a pandemic response program allowing public schools to serve free meals to all children for the 2020-21 school year. This unprecedented move came thanks to the voices of hundreds of organizations across sectors, from public health and education to the environment and social justice, responding to the serious challenges families […] Devon Klatell, Noah Cohen-Cline
  • Jul 07 2020
    Blog Post Remembering Philando Castile, School Food Hero This week—on July 6, 2020—marks the four-year anniversary of the police killing of Philando Castile, only a few miles from where George Floyd was killed in Minnesota, during a traffic stop on his drive home from the grocery store with his girlfriend and her young daughter. Philando was many things to many people; in a […] Helen Dombalis, Noah Cohen-Cline
  • Jun 01 2020
    Blog Post If We’re All in This Together, Let’s Prove It. We hear and see it everywhere these days: “We’re all in this together.” Our friends and neighbors are committing selfless acts of community every day. Here in New York City medical professionals from all over the country have arrived to lend their urgently needed skills to care for the sick. In Cullman, Alabama, a man […] Noah Cohen-Cline, Otis Rolley